What was Sandro Botticelli’s real name?

Botticelli’s real name was Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi (c. 1444-1510).

The Florentine painter’s nickname, Botticelli, meant “little barrel” and was presumably a reference to his girth.

Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance and was famous for the masterworks Primavera (c. 1482) and The Birth of Venus (c. 1485).

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