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UCLA Carte Italiane Title Publication Date LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI ON VIRTÙ ANB FORTUNA
In writing the first Italian grammar, Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) illustrateci the similarities between Latin and Italian based on the theory of the latter evolving from the former. In accomplishing this, and in writing many of his own works in Italian, he was a key figure in elevating the vernacular fiom its subservience to Latin. His accomplishments in architecture, both in theory and practice, are better known, as, to a lesser extent, are his contributions to painting, e.g., afatcat:byzg5z5cofafbflkd2jzwbzfey