Humanist scholar Leon Battista Alberti, secretary at the papal court in Rome, Italy, from 1432 to 1464, is considered as the Renaissance man. Leon was versed in many fields but not limited to the development of the Italian language, cartography, cryptography, mathematics, Latin, moral philosophy, musical compositions, ability to play the organ, painting, poetry, and of course architecture.
1432 to 1464
Leon Battista Alberti
- Leon Battista Alberti – Wikipedia
Leon Battista Alberti was born in 1404 in Genoa. His mother is unknown, and his father was a wealthy Florentine who had been exiled from his own city, allowed to return in 1428.
- The Ultimate Renaissance Man: Leon Battista Alberti – Culture Trip
The name ‘Leon Battista Alberti’ not only recalls the Renaissance’s ideals but also the aesthetic standards of modern architecture. Educated in various disciplines from sciences to language, this Italian born talent was truly a Renaissance man with many talents.
- Leon Battista Alberti: A True Renaissance Man – ThoughtCo
Leon Battista Alberti was also known as Battista Alberti, Leo Battista Alberti, Leone Battista Alberti. He was known for pursuing philosophical, artistic, scientific and athletic endeavors in a successful attempt to become a true “Renaissance Man.”
- How Not to Take Sides: Leon Battista Alberti — Renaissance Man?
My subject here is assertion or assertiveness—or rather, which assertions might be worth disputing and how to treat the others philosophically.
- Renaissance man | Definition, Characteristics, & Examples | Britannica …
Renaissance man, also called Universal Man, Italian Uomo Universale, an ideal that developed in Renaissance Italy from the notion expressed by one of its most-accomplished representatives, Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72), that “a man can do all things if he will.”
- Leon Battista Alberti: a Renaissance Personality | History Today
Many readers of that masterpiece of learning and compression, Jacob Burckhardt’s Renaissance, must have stopped to re-read the passage in which he describes Leon Battista Alberti, the perfect universal man of the early fifteenth century.