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Simone del Pollaiolo (1457–1508) was a Florentine architect who was commonly known as Il Cronaca ("The Chronicle One").
Simone was later given his nickname Il Cronaca. The reason for such nickname has much to do with his style and is explained by Giorgio Vasari. In order to learn more of the architectural art, he marched to Rome around 1470 to observe the old ruins. On his return to Florence he made very meticulous and reasoned stories and descriptions of his observations, which were described like a chronicle.
- Durant, Will (1953). The Renaissance. The Story of Civilization. 5. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 130.
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