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Francesco Borromini

Francesco BorrominiAKA Francesco Castelli

Born: 25-Sep-1599
Birthplace: Bissone, Switzerland
Died: 2-Aug-1667
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Italian baroque architect

Italian architect, was born at Bissone in 1599. He was the chief representative of the style known in architecture as "baroque", which marked a fearless and often reckless departure from the traditional laws of the Renaissance, and often obtained originality only at the cost of beauty or wisdom. One of the main opponents of this style was Barocchio. Borromini was much employed in the middle of the 17th century at Rome. His principal works are the church of St. Agnese in Piazza Navona, the church of La Sapienza in Rome, the church of San Carlino alle Fontane, the church of the Collegio di Propaganda, and the restoration of San Giovanni in Laterano. He died by his own hand at Rome in 1667. Engravings of his chief compositions are to be found in the posthumous work, Francisci Borromini opus Architectonicum (1727).

Father: Giovanni Domenico Castelli (stonemason, d. 1623)
Mother: Anastasia Garovo (d. 1636)

    Risk Factors: Depression

Is the subject of books:
Francesco Borromini, 1924, BY: Eberhard Hempel, DETAILS: (in German)

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