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

Encyclopedia of importance was Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world

Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world, was called Historia naturalis (Natural History), completed some time in Rome circa 77 CE and was widely influential up to the end of what is known as the medieval period. Continue reading

The Renaissance man

Humanist scholar Leon Battista Alberti, secretary at the papal court in Rome, Italy, from 1432 to 1464, is considered as the Renaissance man. Continue reading

An Explosion that caused great loss of life in peacetime

In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. Continue reading

The first military hospitals

Romans built the first military hospitals circa 100 BCE. Continue reading

Tallow soap

The Roman historian Pliny the Elder in his writing has said Tallow soap had been made in 600 BCE by the Phoenicians, who did so by boiling goat tallow and wood ashes in water. Continue reading

Cipher wheel was invented circa 1466

The Italian scholar and artist Leon Battista Alberti, famed as the first Renaissance man, invented the Cipher wheel, circa 1466. Continue reading

The Peep show

The Italian Renaissance master Leon Battista Alberti painted miniature scenes inside a box, creating Peep shows, in 1437. 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