Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Brunelleschi, Filippo
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A. Life

The Florentine goldsmith, sculptor, engineer and architect Filippo B. was born in 1377 at Florence, where he also died on April 15, 1446. His father worked as a notary in the service of the Florentine Republic. A story of his life [3] (c. 1470–1485) attributed to Antonio di Tuccio Manetti provides some details and formed the basis for the biography of B. in Giorgio Vasari's collection Le vite de' più eccellenti architettori, pittori et scultori italiani (Florence 1550, expanded 1568).

Almost without exception, B. worked only in Florence, initially as a goldsmith and s…

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Gáldy, Andrea M. (München), “Brunelleschi, Filippo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004819>
First published online: 2015



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