Filippo Brunelleschi

Italian architect, sculptor and engineer

'Filippo Brunelleschi (/ˌbrnəˈlɛski/ BROO-nə-LESK-ee, Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski], also known as Pippo;[2] 1377 – 15 April 1446) was one of the most important architects of the Italian Renaissance. All of his most well-known works are in Florence, Italy.

Filippo Brunelleschi
Cinque maestri del rinascimento fiorentino, XVI sec, Filippo Brunelleschi.JPG
Filippo di ser Brunellesco di Lippo Lapi[1]

Died15 April 1446(1446-04-15) (aged 68–69)
Florence, Republic of Florence
Known forArchitecture, sculpture, mechanical engineering
Notable work
Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore
MovementEarly Renaissance


Early lifeEdit

Brunelleschi was born in Florence, Italy in 1377.[3] His family consisted of his father, Brunellesco di Lippo, a notary and civil servant, his mother Giuliana Spini, and his two brothers.[4] The family was well-off; the palace of the Spini family still exists, across from the Church of the Trinita in Florence.[5]

Main worksEdit

The principal buildings and works designed by Brunelleschi or which included his involvement:

Related pagesEdit


  1. Walker 2003, p. 5.
  2. "Il miracolo della cupola di «Pippo» Brunelleschi" (in Italian). 11 June 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. Bruschi, Arnaldo (2006). Filippo Brunelleschi. Milano: Electa. p. 9.
  4. Manetti, Antonio (1970). The Life of Brunelleschi. Translated by Enggass, Catherine. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 36–38.
  5. Gärtner 1998, p. 11.

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