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Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola

Italian architect

1507   -   1573

movement: Mannerism
country of citizenship: Papal States
languages spoken, written or signed: Italian
occupation: architect, writer
influenced by: Baldassare Peruzzi

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Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (UK: vin-YOH-lə, US: veen-, Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo baˈrɔttsi da (v)viɲˈɲɔːla]; 1 October 1507 – 7 July 1573), often simply called Vignola, was one of the great Italian architects of 16th century Mannerism. His two great masterpieces are the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Jesuits' Church of the Gesù in Rome. The three architects who spread the Italian Renaissance style throughout Western Europe are Vignola, Serlio and Palladio. He is often considered the most important architect in Rome in the Mannerist era.
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