Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 April 15, 1446) was one
of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance.
All of his principal works are in Florence, Italy. As explained by
Antonio Manetti, who knew Brunelleschi and who wrote his biography,
Brunelleschi "was granted such honors as to be buried in the
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, and with a marble bust, which
they say was carved from life, and placed there in perpetual memory
with such a splendid epitaph."