William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

The Gold Coin – Florin or Fiorini D’oro

Starting in 1252, Florin gold coin was minted in Florence, Italy. It was widely used and imitated throughout Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa until the 17th century. Continue reading

Patent Issued for River Barge

In 1421, Filippo Brunelleschi, an architect from Florence Italy was granted a patent granting him a three-year manufacturing monopoly on his design for a river barge outfitted with a heavy-duty hoist. Continue reading

Roman Architectural Principles Applied to Building Techniques

Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, Italy first applied principle building techniques of classical Roman architecture to Gothic form by adding a dome to the unfinished Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue reading

Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Continue reading

Scientific explanation of perspective in art

The Italian painter and architect Leon Battista Alberti in his book De pictures (On Painting), also known as Della pittura, written in 1435, he describes the science behind the perspectives in art. (basically how to make building look real in a painting via vanishing points and lighting points) Continue reading

Renaissance concept of the artist originated in Florence

In 1435, the Renaissance concept of an artist originated in Florence, Italy, all due to Leon Battista Alberti's influential book De pictura, or Della pittura (On Painting). Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci, father of the Parachute

We all know who Leonardo da Vinci was, that he was the father of many ideas, and at his time thought to have been crazy… Continue reading