|Name:||Leon Battista Alberti|
|Birth Day:||February 14, 1404|
|Death Date:||Apr 20, 1472 (age 68)|
|Birth Place:||Genoa, Italy|
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As per our current Database, Leon Battista Alberti died on Apr 20, 1472 (age 68).
In his early thirties, after having studied law in Bologna and subsequently worked in the papal court in Rome, he began writing his first major work, Della Pittura. He later became an architect for the Vatican.
In Rome, Alberti had plenty of time to study its ancient sites, ruins, and objects. His detailed observations, included in his De re aedificatoria (1452, On the Art of Building), were patterned after the De architectura by the Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius (fl. 46–30 BC). The work was the first architectural treatise of the Renaissance. It covered a wide range of subjects, from history to town planning, and engineering to the philosophy of beauty. De re aedificatoria, a large and expensive book, was not fully published until 1485, after which it became a major reference for architects. However, the book was written "not only for craftsmen but also for anyone interested in the noble arts," as Alberti put it. Originally published in Latin, the first Italian edition came out in 1546. and the standard Italian edition by Cosimo Bartoli was published in 1550. Pope Nicholas V, to whom Alberti dedicated the whole work, dreamed of rebuilding the city of Rome, but he managed to realize only a fragment of his visionary plans. Through his book, Alberti opened up his theories and ideals of the Florentine Renaissance to architects, scholars and others.
Leon was born in Genoa, Italy, as the illegitimate son of a Florentine nobleman.
Currently, Leon Battista Alberti is 619 years, 3 months and 19 days old. Leon Battista Alberti will celebrate 620th birthday on a Wednesday 14th of February 2024. Below we countdown to Leon Battista Alberti upcoming birthday.
The Strange and Wonderful Life of Leon Battista Alberti
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) is a key figure in the history of Western art. But among the important things he did for art, there is a smattering of the fabricated, mysterious and bizarre that …