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1560s in architecture


  • 1560
  • Villa Foscari, one of the Palladian villas of the Veneto, is completed.
  • Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist temple at Luang Prabang in the kingdom of Lan Xang (modern-day Laos) is completed.
  • Construction of the Uffizi in Florence, designed by Giorgio Vasari, begins.
  • Construction of Mexico City Cathedral begins.
  • 1561
  • Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, designed by Postnik Yakovlev, is completed.
  • The Tian Yi Ge library in Ningbo (Ming dynasty China) is established.
  • 1562–64
  • Façade of the church of San Francesco della Vigna in Venice, designed by Andrea Palladio, is built.
  • Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, designed by Michelangelo, is adapted from the Baths of Diocletian.
  • 1562–67 - Church of San Pedro and San Pablo, Zacatlán, Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico, is built.
  • 1562 - Dome of Basilica of Our Lady of Humility, Pistoia, Tuscany, designed by Giorgio Vasari, is built.
  • 1563 - Construction of El Escorial palace in Spain, designed by Juan de Herrera, begins (completed 1584).
  • 1564
  • Vasari Corridor in Florence, designed by Giorgio Vasari, is built.
  • Somersal Herbert Hall near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, is built.
  • 1565–66
  • Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice is designed by Palladio and construction begins.
  • Temple of Haw Phra Kaew in Vientiane, Laos, is built.
  • 1565–69 - Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, Pisa, designed by Giorgio Vasari, is built.
  • 1566
  • The Tomb of Humayun in Delhi, India is completed.
  • Construction of the city of Valletta on Malta, designed by Francesco Laparelli, begins (March 28).
  • 1566–67 - "Stari Most" bridge crossing the Neretva at Mostar in the Ottoman Empire, built by Mimar Hayruddin, is completed.
  • 1567
  • First Royal Exchange, London, completed as the Bourse.
  • Construction of Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza, designed by Andrea Palladio, begins.
  • 1568
  • The Palace of Charles V in Madrid, Spain, is completed.
  • Construction begins of:
  • Church of the Gesù in Rome, designed by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (June 26).
  • Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey, designed by Mimar Sinan (completed 1574).
  • Longleat House in England, designed by Robert Smythson.
  • Events

  • 1562: Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola - Publication of Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura (Rules of the Five Orders of Architecture).
  • 1563: John Shute - Publication of The First and Chief Groundes of Architecture, the first work in English on architecture.
  • 1568: Giorgio Vasari - Second, enlarged, edition published of Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects).
  • Births

  • date unknown - Lieven de Key, Dutch architect (died 1627)
  • Deaths

  • 1563
  • John Shute, English architect, architectural writer and miniature painter
  • Diego Siloe, Spanish Renaissance architect and sculptor (born 1490)
  • 1564: February 18 - Michelangelo (born 1475)
  • References

    1560s in architecture Wikipedia

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