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1550s in architecture

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1550s in architecture


  • 1550–1554 - Church of Sant'Andrea in Via Flaminia, Rome, designed by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, constructed, the first church of the Italian Renaissance to have an elliptical dome.
  • 1552–1554 - Design and construction of Villa Cornaro in the Veneto by Palladio.
  • 1552 - Work begins on Fort Saint Elmo on Malta.
  • 1554 - Work begins on Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
  • c. 1555 - Design and construction of monastery of Santiago Apóstol and its basilica church in Cuilapan de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico, by Antonio de Barbosa, begins.
  • 1558 - Sforza Chapel in Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, designed by Michelangelo.
  • 1559 - Work begins on the Villa Farnese at Caprarola, designed by Vignola.
  • 1559 - Tekkiye Mosque in Damascus is completed.
  • Births

  • 1550: April 18 - Alessandro Pieroni, Italian mannerist painter and architect (died 1607)
  • c.1550 - Vittorio Cassar, Maltese architect (died c.1607)
  • 1556 - Carlo Maderno, Ticinese-born baroque architect (died 1629)
  • Deaths

  • 1554 - Sebastiano Serlio (born 1475)
  • References

    1550s in architecture Wikipedia

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