Leon Battista Alberti, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leon Battista Alberti

Italian architect (1404-1472)

Date of Birth: 14-Feb-1404

Place of Birth: Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Date of Death: 25-Apr-1472

Profession: writer, architect, poet, mathematician, playwright, organist, painter, sculptor, medallist, philosopher, linguist, musicologist, cryptographer, music theorist, architectural theoretician

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Leon Battista Alberti

  • Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [le'om bat'tista al'b?rti]; February 14, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian Renaissance humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man.
  • Although he is often characterized exclusively as an architect, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as somehow functionally independent and self-sufficient is of no help at all to any effort to characterize Alberti's extensive explorations in the fine arts." Although Alberti is known mostly for being an artist, he was also a mathematician of many sorts and made great advances to this field during the 15th century.
  • Alberti's life was described in Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.

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