Architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger was born 12 April 1484.

By Anne Leader

Architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger was born 12 April 1484. Named Antonio di Antonio Cordiani at birth, he was the nephew of architects Giuliano da Sangallo (d. 1516) and Antonio da Sangallo the Elder (d. 1534).

Antonio the Younger was a dominant figure in sixteenth-century Roman architecture. He was, for example, the personal architect to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (later Pope Paul III, r. 1536-50), for whom he designed the Palazzo Farnese in Rome. He also was active at the site of New St. Peter’s, serving as lead architect from 1520 until his death in August of 1546.

Reference: Caroline Elam, et al. “Sangallo, da.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.

Palazzo Farnese, Rome.

Design for New St. Peter’s, Rome.

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