Martino Longhi the Younger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Martino Longhi the Younger

Italian architect

Date of Birth: 18-Mar-1602

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 15-Dec-1660

Profession: architect

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Martino Longhi the Younger

  • . Martino Longhi the Younger (1602–1660) was an Italian architect of the Baroque period active in Rome, in a milieu when the most prominent competition for commissions came from no less than Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Carlo Rainaldi and Pietro da Cortona. He was born in Rome to a family of architects.
  • His grandfather Martino Longhi the Elder had completed many buildings in Rome.
  • His father Onorio Longhi was also a prominent architect, and Martino inherited the work at San Carlo al Corso upon the death of his father in 1619.
  • The church itself may have been designed by his grandfather.
  • By 1625, Martino publishes a treatise on architecture.
  • By 1625, he is a member of the Accademia di San Luca.
  • In the 1630s he also began working in the construction of Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi.
  • In 1644, he designed the façade for San Giovanni Calibita.
  • In 1645, he began construction on the striking vertical façade of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi.
  • In 1650s, he worked on the reconstruction of the now destroyed Sant'Adriano. Longhi had no children and he is buried in Viggiù, in Lombardy, where he died.
  • Like some of his contemporary competitors, Longhi seems to have suffered from a lack of sociability.

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