Leonardo Bruni, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leonardo Bruni

Italian humanist, historian, writer and statesman

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1370

Place of Birth: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death: 09-Mar-1444

Profession: writer, politician, historian, translator, philosopher

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Leonardo Bruni

  • Leonardo Bruni (or Leonardo Aretino; c.
  • 1370 – March 9, 1444) was an Italian humanist, historian and statesman, often recognized as the most important humanist historian of the early Renaissance.
  • He has been called the first modern historian.
  • He was the earliest person to write using the three-period view of history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, and Modern.
  • The dates Bruni used to define the periods are not exactly what modern historians use today, but he laid the conceptual groundwork for a tripartite division of history.

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