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Important Events in Architecture and Design
|c. 1300||Work begins on the Cathedral of Florence. When completed, the building will be the largest church in Europe.|
|1334||The painter Giotto is appointed to oversee the construction of Florence's cathedral.|
|c. 1350||Work is temporarily halted on the cathedral at Florence. It soon resumes and during the 1350s the structure's bell tower or campanile is completed.|
|1377||The future founder of the early Renaissance style in architecture, Filippo Brunelleschi, is born.|
|1401||The competition to create new doors for the Baptistery of Florence's cathedral is announced.|
|c. 1420||In Florence, Brunelleschi designs the orphanage known as the Ospedale degli Innocenti, the Church of San Lorenzo, and the dome of the cathedral.|
|1433||The Pazzi Chapel, one of Brunelleschi's important masterpieces, is begun.|
|1434||The humanist architect Leon Battista Alberti arrives in Florence.|
|1436||The dome of...|
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