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[broon-l-es-kee; Italian broo-nel-les-kee]
  1. Fi·lip·po [fi-lip-oh; Italian fee-leep-paw] /fɪˈlɪp oʊ; Italian fiˈlip pɔ/, 1377?–1446, Italian architect.
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Also Bru·nel·les·co [broon-l-es-koh; Italian broo-nel-les-kaw] /ˌbrun lˈɛs koʊ; Italian ˌbru nɛlˈlɛs kɔ/.
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Examples from the Web for brunelleschi

Historical Examples of brunelleschi

  • It was he who consecrated the beautiful church just finished by Brunelleschi.

    The Popes and Science

    James J. Walsh

  • This appears to be one of the modifications from what Brunelleschi had intended.

    The Story of Florence

    Edmund G. Gardner

  • A public competition for a dome was held in which Brunelleschi took part.

    A Short History of Italy

    Henry Dwight Sedgwick

  • Large sums were voted, offerings flowed in, a superb hospital was founded, and Brunelleschi was appointed architect.

  • It is well known that the erection of the dome was finally entrusted to Brunelleschi in 1420.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

British Dictionary definitions for brunelleschi


  1. Filippo (fiˈlippo). 1377–1446, Italian architect, whose works in Florence include the dome of the cathedral, the Pazzi chapel of Santa Croce, and the church of San Lorenzo
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