Dürer lived from 1471–1528, making him a Renaissance artist, but that is a very broad category. The term Renaissance makes one think of the Italian city-states and their own cultures and geniuses. Instead, we can use the term German Renaissance, itself a part of the Northern Renaissance, to classify Dürer, who was born in Imperial Free City of Nuremberg (Dürer, Albrecht). But although Dürer was Germanic, he was still influenced by the Italian Renaissance, and visited Italy twice (Albrech Dürer). He also may have corresponded with Leonardo da Vinci.