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Andrea Belli

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Nationality  Maltese
Style  Baroque
Children  Giuseppe Belli
Notable work  Auberge de Castille
Spouse(s)  Teresa Gam (m. 1737)
Died  19 October 1772
Andrea Belli
Born  13 October 1703Valletta, Malta
Occupation  Architect and businessman
Structures  Valletta Waterfront, Admiralty House, Church of the Flight into Egypt

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Andrea Belli (13 October 1703 – 19 October 1772) was a Maltese architect and businessman. He designed several Baroque buildings, including Auberge de Castille in Valletta, which is now the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta.

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Life and career

He was born in Valletta on 13 October 1703 to the surgeon Giuseppe Belli and his wife Francesca Romano. He spent some time in Venice as a youth, and he later traveled to Austria and Germany.

Belli became an architect, and he designed several buildings in the Baroque style. These include:

  • Seminary (now the Cathedral Museum), Mdina (1733–42, attributed)
  • Augustinian priory, Rabat (1740)
  • Auberge de Castille, Valletta (1741–45)
  • Bishop's curia, Floriana (1743)
  • Centrepiece of Bishop's Palace, Valletta
  • Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Siġġiewi (1750)
  • Palazzo Don Raimondo (now the National Museum of Fine Arts), Valletta (1761–63, attributed)
  • St. Philip Neri church, Birgu (attributed)
  • Palazzo Bonici, Valletta
  • Chapel at Villa Cagliares in Zejtun (attributed)
  • Auberge de Castille is regarded as his masterpiece.

    Belli was also involved in business, and in 1741 he took over the firm of the Manoel Theatre.

    Belli married Teresa Gam on 5 June 1737, and they had one son called Giuseppe.

    He died on 19 October 1772 at the age of 69.

    References

    Andrea Belli Wikipedia


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