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Carlo Maderno

1556 - 1629

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Carlo Maderno (Maderna) (1556 – 31 January 1629) was an Italian architect, born in today's Ticino, Switzerland, who is remembered as one of the fathers of Baroque architecture. His façades of Santa Susanna, St. Peter's Basilica and Sant'Andrea della Valle were of key importance in the evolution of the Italian Baroque. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Maderno has received more than 163,294 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Carlo Maderno is the 51st most popular architect (down from 47th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Switzerland and the 3rd most popular Swiss Architect.

Carlo Maderno was a Renaissance architect who is most famous for designing the façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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Among architects, Carlo Maderno ranks 51 out of 424Before him are Christopher Wren, François Mansart, Arne Jacobsen, Richard Rogers, Richard Meier, and Michelozzo. After him are Kenzō Tange, Isidore of Miletus, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Marcel Breuer, and Giacomo della Porta.

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Among people born in 1556, Carlo Maderno ranks 2Before him is Anne Hathaway. After him are Sophia Brahe, Joseph Calasanz, Otto van Veen, Adriaen de Vries, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Paul Bril, Jerzy Radziwiłł, Philipp Nicolai, and Isaac Oliver. Among people deceased in 1629, Carlo Maderno ranks 2Before him is Abbas the Great. After him are Gabriel Bethlen, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Otto van Veen, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Giorgi Saakadze, Pietro Bernini, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Carlo Maderno ranks 51 out of 876Before him are Robert Walser (1878), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Joan Gamper (1877), Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), Aga Khan IV (1936), and Michel Mayor (1942). After him are Felix Bloch (1905), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), H. R. Giger (1940), and Gabriel Cramer (1704).

Among ARCHITECTS In Switzerland

Among architects born in Switzerland, Carlo Maderno ranks 3Before him are Le Corbusier (1887) and Francesco Borromini (1599). After him are Peter Zumthor (1943), Domenico Fontana (1543), Mario Botta (1943), Hannes Meyer (1889), Max Bill (1908), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Bernard Tschumi (1944), Adolphe Appia (1862), and Carlo Fontana (1638).