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ALBERTI, Leon Battista degli (1404 - 1472), Architect, theorist, painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online March 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALBERTI, Leon Battista degli (1404 - 1472), Architect, theorist, painter, sculptor

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 14 February 1404, in Genoa, illegitimate son of a noble Florentine banking family (in exile at the time of his birth); died 1472.

Architect, theorist, painter, sculptor.

Leon Battista Alberti was a leading scholar and architect of the fifteenth century. After receiving his doctorate in canon and civil law from Bologna University in 1428, he was employed by the papacy

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