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Gian Lorenzo Bernini

1598 - 1680

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Gian Lorenzo (or Gianlorenzo) Bernini (UK: , US: , Italian: [ˈdʒan loˈrɛntso berˈniːni]; Italian Giovanni Lorenzo; 7 December 1598 – 28 November 1680) was an Italian sculptor and architect. While a major figure in the world of architecture, he was more prominently the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. As one scholar has commented, "What Shakespeare is to drama, Bernini may be to sculpture: the first pan-European sculptor whose name is instantaneously identifiable with a particular manner and vision, and whose influence was inordinately powerful ..." In addition, he was a painter (mostly small canvases in oil) and a man of the theatre: he wrote, directed and acted in plays (mostly Carnival satires), for which he designed stage sets and theatrical machinery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gian Lorenzo Bernini has received more than 2,710,595 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia. Gian Lorenzo Bernini is the 3rd most popular architect, the 46th most popular biography from Italy and the most popular Italian Architect.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian sculptor and architect. He is most famous for his sculptures.

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Among architects, Gian Lorenzo Bernini ranks 3 out of 424Before him are Antoni Gaudí and Le Corbusier. After him are Imhotep, Vitruvius, Mimar Sinan, Filippo Brunelleschi, Alvar Aalto, Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, and Andrea Palladio.

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Among people born in 1598, Gian Lorenzo Bernini ranks 1After him are Francisco de Zurbarán, Bonaventura Cavalieri, François Mansart, Eleonora Gonzaga, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Maarten Tromp, Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler, Johann Crüger, William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Chen Hongshou, and Michael van Langren. Among people deceased in 1680, Gian Lorenzo Bernini ranks 1After him are Shivaji, François de La Rochefoucauld, Athanasius Kircher, Nicolas Fouquet, Jan Swammerdam, Raimondo Montecuccoli, La Voisin, Willem Claesz. Heda, Ivan Sirko, Ferdinand Bol, and Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine.

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Among people born in Italy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini ranks 46 out of 4,668Before him are Saint Lucy (283), Maria Montessori (1870), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope John XXIII (1881), Gioachino Rossini (1792), and Lorenzo de' Medici (1449). After him are Mark Antony (-83), Ötzi (-3345), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Gregory I (540), Zeno of Elea (-490), and Pope Pius XII (1876).


Among architects born in Italy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini ranks 1After him are Vitruvius (-75), Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Andrea Palladio (1508), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Richard Rogers (1933), Michelozzo (1396), Giacomo della Porta (1533), and Aldo Rossi (1931).