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1540s in architecture

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1540s in architecture


  • 1545 - Part of the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice collapses, causing the architect, Jacopo Sansovino, to be imprisoned briefly.
  • 1546 - Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • 1549 - The spire of Lincoln Cathedral in England is blown down.
  • Buildings

  • 1540
  • Kamran's Baradari in Lahore completed
  • Approximate date of completion of some of the Device Forts on the coast of England: Calshot, Sandgate, Sandown and Walmer Castles
  • Approximate date of the construction of Santa Cecilia Chapel in Għajnsielem, Gozo, Malta
  • c. 1541
  • Portland Castle on the Isle of Portland, England, completed
  • Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque in the Purana Qila in Delhi completed
  • 1541–1544 - Old Hall of Berkhamsted School in England built
  • 1542
  • Andrea Palladio completes his first commission at Villa Godi, first of his Palladian villas of Veneto; the neighbouring Villa Piovene is completed at about the same time
  • Church of Saint Lucius, designed by Tommaso Rodari in the style of Bramante, is completed at its original location in Lugano, Switzerland
  • Approximate date of completion of more of the Device Forts on the coast of England: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles in Cornwall, East Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight and Sandsfoot Castle at Weymouth, Dorset
  • 1543 - Lighthouse of Genoa completed in present form
  • 1544 - King's College Chapel, Cambridge completed
  • 1544–1549 - Xuanfu–Datong section of Ming Great Wall of China constructed
  • c. 1546 - Loggetta del Sansovino of St Mark's Campanile in Piazza San Marco, Venice, designed by Jacopo Sansovino, is completed
  • 1547
  • Construction of the Château de Chambord ceases on the death of Francis I of France
  • Yarmouth Castle on the Isle of Wight is completed
  • Births

  • 1548: September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616)
  • Deaths

  • 1543: June 25 - Giovanni Mangone, Italian sculptor, architect, military engineer and antiquarian
  • 1546
  • August 3 - Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (born 1484)
  • November 1 - Giulio Romano, Italian painter and architect (born c. 1449)
  • References

    1540s in architecture Wikipedia

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