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Donato Bramante

(c. 1444—1514) Italian architect

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Beatrice d' Este

Beatrice d' Este  

(1475–97),Duchess of Milan, the second daughter of Duke Ercole I d' Este of Ferrara and Eleanor of Aragon, and the younger sister of Isabella d' Este, with whom she ...
Belvedere Court

Belvedere Court  

A Vatican court (built 1503–15) designed by Bramante to link St Peter's with the Villa Belvedere (which no longer exists). The original dimensions of the vast court were c.300 × ...
Bramante, Donato

Bramante, Donato   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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(c.1443/4–1514),

Italian architect and painter, born near Urbino. He may have had contact with artists in the ducal court such as ...

Diogo de Torralva

Diogo de Torralva  

(c. 1500–c.66).Portuguese architect, perhaps of Spanish extraction. The son-in-law of Arruda, he nevertheless moved away from the Manueline style to a more Italian Renaissance manner, as in the great ...
Giovanni

Giovanni  

(1433–1515).Verona-born architect and engineer, he made his name with an early woodcut-illustrated edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture (1511). He succeeded Maiano as supervising architect ...
Italian architecture

Italian architecture  

In the late twelfth century the Romanesque and Byzantine traditions of Italian architecture began to be penetrated by Gothic architecture, which in Italy as elsewhere was introduced from France by ...
Ludovico Sforza

Ludovico Sforza  

Or (English) the Moor (1451–1508),Fourth Sforza duke of Milan, the second son of Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti. The origin of the term il Moro is uncertain: he ...
Madama, Villa

Madama, Villa  

The Villa Madama is now absorbed into the north-eastern edge of Rome (close to the Olympic Stadium), but when it was built it lay well outside the city; it was ...
Paul II

Paul II  

(1417–71),Pope from 30 August 1464 until his death on 26 July 1471, was born Pietro Barbo in Venice on 23 February 1417, the son of a wealthy merchant. When ...
St Peter's, Rome

St Peter's, Rome  

The present 16th-cent. building replaced an older basilican structure, erected by Constantine (d. 337) on the supposed site of St Peter's crucifixion. Nicholas V (1447–55) planned to replace it by a ...

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