Caprina, Meo del (1430-1501)

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Amedeo di Francesco, named Meo del Caprina, Italian architect, was born and died in Settignano in 1430-1501. He was born in a family of sculptors, and was a follower of L.B.Alberti. Together with Baccio Pontelli, Meo was one of the first "distributors'' of the Florentine style in Rome. Here he participated in construction of Palazzo Venezia, and to him is attributed a facade of the Chiesa di S.Maria del Popolo. In 1491-1498 he erected a Cathedral of Turin (Chiesa di St John the Baptist), one of few Renaissance examples in Piedmont.

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