Leon Battista Alberti

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Place: Genoa

Born: 1404

Death: 1472

Nationality: Italy


Leon Battista Alberti (February 14, 1404 – April 20, 1472) was an Italian author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher, cryptographer and general Renaissance humanist polymath. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as...