Giacomo della Porta

1533 - 1602

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Giacomo della Porta (1532–1602) was an Italian architect and sculptor, who worked on many important buildings in Rome, including St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo della Porta has received more than 112,995 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Giacomo della Porta is the 53rd most popular architect (up from 56th in 2019), the 717th most popular biography from Italy (up from 749th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Architect.

Giacomo della Porta is most famous for being a Renaissance architect. He was born in 1533 and died in 1602. He is most famous for being the architect of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Among architects, Giacomo della Porta ranks 53 out of 518Before him are Ferdinand Cheval, Arnolfo di Cambio, Jean Nouvel, Jørn Utzon, Christopher Wren, and Álvaro Siza Vieira. After him are Richard Meier, Guarino Guarini, Louis Le Vau, François Mansart, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and Jože Plečnik.

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Among people born in 1533, Giacomo della Porta ranks 7Before him are Elizabeth I of England, Michel de Montaigne, William the Silent, Stephen Báthory, Eric XIV of Sweden, and Ismail II. After him are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Andrea Gabrieli, Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Abdullah Khan II, Claudio Merulo, and Mōri Terumoto. Among people deceased in 1602, Giacomo della Porta ranks 1After him are Agostino Carracci, Renata of Lorraine, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Ii Naomasa, Emilio de' Cavalieri, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Li Zhi, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin, Hedwig of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Kanijeli Siyavuş Pasha.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo della Porta ranks 717 out of 5,161Before him are Cassiodorus (487), Angela Merici (1474), Renata Tebaldi (1922), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), and Ludovico Einaudi (1955). After him are Mario Monti (1943), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (1822), Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836), Giulia Farnese (1474), and William II of Sicily (1153).


Among architects born in Italy, Giacomo della Porta ranks 10Before him are Andrea Palladio (1508), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Michelozzo (1396), and Arnolfo di Cambio (1240). After him are Guarino Guarini (1624), Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), Aldo Rossi (1931), Richard Rogers (1933), Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548), and Sebastiano Serlio (1475).