Aristotele Fioravanti (c. 1415 or 1420 – c. 1486) was an Italian Renaissance architect and engineer. His surname is sometimes given as Fieraventi. Russian versions of his name are Фиораванти, Фьораванти, Фиеравенти, Фиораванте.
Little is known about Fioravanti's early years. He was born in Bologna around 1415/1420 to a family of architects and hydraulics engineers. Bologna (boloɲa from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Bolognese dialect is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy
He became renowned for the very innovative devices he used for the rebuilding of the towers belonging to the noble families of the city. Between 1458 and 1467 he worked at Florence for Cosimo de' Medici the Elder and at Milan, before returning to his native city. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici (September 27 1389 &ndash August 1 1464 was the first of the Medici political dynasty de facto rulers of Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. Here he created the plans for the Palazzo Bentivoglio, but the edifice was not finished (by Giovanni II Bentivoglio) until 1484-1494. Giovanni II Bentivoglio ( February 12, 1443 - February 15, 1508) was an Italian nobleman who ruled as Tyrant of Bologna In 1467 he worked for king Matthias Corvinus in Hungary. Matthias Corvinus ( Matthias the Just; February 23 1443 &ndash April 6 1490) was King of Hungary and Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic
In 1475 at the invitation of Ivan III he went to Russia, and built the magnificent Assumption Cathedral (Uspensky Sobor, also known as Dormition Cathedral) in Moscow from 1475-1479, taking inspiration from the eponymous cathedral in Vladimir. Ivan III Vasilevich (Иван III Васильевич ( 22 January 1440, Moscow – 27 October 1505, Moscow also known as Ivan the Great Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir (sometimes translated Assumption Cathedral) used to be a mother church of medieval Russia in the 13th and 14th centuries Vladimir (Влади́мир) is a city in Russia, located on the Klyazma River, to the east of Moscow along the M7 motorway This is the work he is best remembered for.
According to some accounts, he was thrown into prison by Ivan III when he asked to return to Italy, and died in captivity. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest According to other accounts, he participated as a military engineer and artillery commander in the campaigns against Novgorod (1477-1478), Kazan (1482) and Tver (1485). Veliky Novgorod (Вели́кий Но́вгород is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia and the administrative center of Novgorod Kazan (Каза́нь Казан tt Qazan) is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and one of Russia's largest cities Tver (Тверь is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Tver Oblast.