Antonio da Sangallo the Younger

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Santa Maria di Loreto (Rome) by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. Dome of Giacomo del Duca
Palazzo Farnese by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, completed by Michelangelo

Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (actually Antonio di Bartolomeo Cordini , born April 12, 1484 in Florence , † August 3, 1546 in Terni ) was an Italian architect and fortress builder of the Renaissance .


Sangallo came from a famous family of architects and was the nephew of Antonio da Sangallo the Elder and Giuliano da Sangallo . In 1503 he followed Giuliano da Sangallo to Rome, where he later enjoyed the favor of various popes . He was initially an employee of Raffael and Donato Bramante , who employed him in the execution of the dome pillars of St. Peter in Rome.

From 1520 he worked as a freelance architect and after the death of Raphael became his successor as builder at St. Peter. From 1539 he worked there as a leading architect. He was one of the most respected and busiest architects in Rome.

Sangallos buildings presented themselves in the style of the High Renaissance , but showed the first characteristics of the early Baroque . His plans for the Palazzo Farnese conceived this as the first city palace with a uniaxial orientation. The design of its inner courtyard is one of the most important achievements of Italian Renaissance architecture.




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  1. Back then. The current history magazine. Vol. 28, No. 8, 1996, p. 54.