Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. He is known for developing a technique for linear perspective in art and building Florence Cathedral’s Santa Maria del Fiore dome. Depending heavily on mirrors and geometry to “reinforce Christian spiritual reality”, his formulation of linear perspective governed pictorial depiction of space until the late 19th century. It also had the most profound – and quite unanticipated influence on the rise of modern science. His accomplishments also include: various architectural works, sculpture, mathematics, engineering, and ship design. His principal surviving works are found in Florence, Italy. Unfortunately, his two original linear perspective panels have been lost.

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Name(s):
      Filippo Brunelleschi
Occupation:
      Architect
      Sculptor
      Mechanical Engineer
Birth:
      1377
      Florence, Italy
Death:
      April 15, 1446
      Florence, Italy


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