His original name was Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi Botticelli
Botticelli was born in 1445, Florence, Italy
Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter and draughtsman.
Botticelli was an apprentice to his brother, training to be a goldsmith. He later was a pupil of the painter Fra Filippo Lippi. Lippi taught Botticelli a more intimate and detailed manner. This detailed new style Botticelli learned was Neo-Platonism.