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. Peter's Basilica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo della Porta has received more than 82,183 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Giacomo della Porta is the 52nd most popular architect (down from 46th in 2019), the 662nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 46th 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 52 out of 424Before him are Buckminster Fuller, Carlo Maderno, Michelozzo, Rem Koolhaas, I. M. Pei, and Jules Hardouin-Mansart. After him are Richard Meier, Kenzō Tange, Isidore of Miletus, Philip Johnson, François Mansart, and Richard Rogers.

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Among people born in 1533, Giacomo della Porta ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth I of England, Michel de Montaigne, William the Silent, Stephen Báthory, and Eric XIV of Sweden. After him are Ismail II, Andrea Gabrieli, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Claudio Merulo, and Hieronymus Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1602, Giacomo della Porta ranks 1After him are Agostino Carracci, Renata of Lorraine, Emilio de' Cavalieri, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Ii Naomasa, Li Zhi, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin, Thomas Morley, and Juan de Fuca.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo della Porta ranks 662 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Eusebius (250), Ornella Muti (1955), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Constans (320), and Luca Giordano (1634). After him are Athalaric (516), Scholastica (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), Marozia (890), and Amilcare Ponchielli (1834).


Among architects born in Italy, Giacomo della Porta ranks 10Before him are Andrea Palladio (1508), Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), and Michelozzo (1396). After him are Richard Rogers (1933), Aldo Rossi (1931), Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548), Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668).