Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445 – 7 May 1510) was an Italian painter during the early Renaissance.

Botticelli used the notable Florentine beauty Cristina Vespucci as a model for his paintings and worked under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, producing paintings such as The Birth of Venus, Pallas and the Centaur and Primavera.[1] Like other rising artists of the time, he had his own workshop in Florence, and several assistants in his employ.[2] Following the fall of the House of Medici, Botticelli became a supporter of the radical friar Girolamo Savonarola.[3]

In 2012, he was included in a mnemonic set in Abstergo Industries' Project Legacy.[4]