Domenico Fontana

1543 - 1607

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Domenico Fontana (1543 – 28 June 1607) was an Italian architect of the late Renaissance, born in today's Ticino. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Domenico Fontana has received more than 116,188 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Domenico Fontana is the 68th most popular architect (up from 74th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Switzerland and the 5th most popular Swiss Architect.

Domenico Fontana was a Renaissance architect and sculptor who was most famous for designing the Fontana di Trevi in Rome.

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Among architects, Domenico Fontana ranks 68 out of 518Before him are Aldo Rossi, Buckminster Fuller, Josef Hoffmann, Charles Garnier, Bruno Taut, and Peter Zumthor. After him are Pierre Lescot, Isidore of Miletus, Senenmut, Marcel Breuer, Erich Mendelsohn, and Richard Rogers.

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Among people born in 1543, Domenico Fontana ranks 1After him are 3rd Dalai Lama, William Byrd, Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Claudio Acquaviva, John Casimir of the Palatinate-Simmern, Christine of Hesse, Kanō Eitoku, Giovanni Bembo, Michele Ruggieri, and Giovanni de' Medici. Among people deceased in 1607, Domenico Fontana ranks 1After him are Alessandro Allori, Caesar Baronius, Anna d'Este, Giorgio Basta, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Jacob van Heemskerck, Gillis van Coninxloo, Guidobaldo del Monte, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Domenico Fontana ranks 72 out of 1,015Before him are Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Richard R. Ernst (1933), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Lys Assia (1924), and Peter Zumthor (1943). After him are Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740), Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Sigismond Thalberg (1812), Werner Arber (1929), and Friedrich Miescher (1844).

Among ARCHITECTS In Switzerland

Among architects born in Switzerland, Domenico Fontana ranks 5Before him are Le Corbusier (1887), Francesco Borromini (1599), Carlo Maderno (1556), and Peter Zumthor (1943). After him are Mario Botta (1943), Hannes Meyer (1889), Max Bill (1908), Bernard Tschumi (1944), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Carlo Fontana (1638), and Adolphe Appia (1862).