Galeazzo Alessi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Galeazzo Alessi

architect

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1512

Place of Birth: Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Date of Death: 30-Dec-1572

Profession: architect

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Galeazzo Alessi

  • Galeazzo Alessi (1512 – 30 December 1572) was an Italian architect from Perugia, known throughout Europe for his distinctive style based on his enthusiasm for ancient architecture.
  • He studied drawing for civil and military architecture under the direction of Giovanni Battista Caporali. For a number of years he lived in Genoa.
  • He was involved in the lay-out of the streets and the restoration of the city walls, as well as being responsible for many of its impressive palazzi, now a part of the World Heritage List.
  • His work can be found in many other Italian cities, including in Ferrara, Bologna, Naples and Milan, where he designed the facade of Santa Maria presso San Celso.
  • With Vignola, he designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, the seventh largest Christian church at the time.
  • Elsewhere in Europe, he designed churches and palaces in France, Germany and Flanders.
  • He produced designs for El Escorial in Spain, but age and health prevented him from carrying them out.

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