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  • Name: Vitruvius
  • Born: 80?70 BC
  • Died: 15 BC (aged 55–65)
  • Occupation: Author, architect, civil engineer, and military engineer

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (/vɪˈtrviəs ˈpɒli/; c. 80–70 BC – after c. 15BC), commonly known as Vitruvius, was a Roman author, architect, civil and military engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura. His discussion of perfect proportion in architecture and the human body led to the famous Renaissance drawing by Leonardo da Vinci of Vitruvian Man. He was also the one who, in 40 BCE, invented the idea that all buildings should have three attributes: firmitas, utilitas, and venustas, meaning: strength, utility, and beauty. These principles were later adopted by the Romans.

Birth Name: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Notable Works: De architectura

Alias: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Source: Wikipedia

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