Longhi, Martino (? - 1591)

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Martino Longhi, Italian architect, was born in Viggiu' and died in Rome in 1591; he was a founder of the famous family of Lombardian architects, one of those, dominating in Rome in the end of 16th century - fist half of 17th century, between late Mannerism and Baroque. Being inspired by Vignola, collaborated with G.Della Porta and D.Fontana; projected the facades of the churches San Gerolamo degli Schiavoni and of Santa Maria della Consolazione, Palazzo Borghese (considered to be his the best work), Santa Maria in Vallicella, and reconstruction of numerous buildings.

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