Bernini, Pietro (1562-1629) (Father of G.L.Bernini)

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Pietro Bernini, Italian sculptor, was born in Sesto Fiorentino in 1562 and died in Rome in 1629. Led his activity first in Florence, since 1584 lived in Naples, and since 1605 in Rome. Here P.Bernini executed relieves for the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and Sant'Andrea della Valle, for Villa Borghese and for the park of Caprarola. In 1627-1629 he created the fountain of Barcaccia in piazza di Spagna.

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