- Known as: Italian architect and sculptor
- Born: 1377, Florence, Italy
- Date of death: 1446, Florence
Filippo Brunelleschi began his training in Florence as an apprentice goldsmith, gaining status as a master in 1404. He began his architectural career in 1404 when he acted as an advisor for the Santa Maria Novella, but his involvement with the cupola for the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence marked his first foray as a practicing architect. He worked on this project off and on from 1417 until 1434. It was his masterpiece.
He revived the classical style of architecture in Italy, and was the first to apply perspective to art according to definitely formulated rules. Other examples of his work are the polygonal dome of San Lorenzo, the Pazzi chapel, and the church of Santo Spirito, Florence.
He was active as a sculptor for most of his life.
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