Pontelli, Baccio (circa1450-1492)

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Baccio Pontelli, Italian architect, was born in Florence in circa 1450 and died in Urbino in 1492. Passing the phase of artistic formation with Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano in Florence, and influenced by Francesco di Giorgio Martini during the trip to Urbino (1480-1482), he was an in-layer in Florence and later in Urbino: Studio di Federico, Palazzo Ducale. Acting as an architect in Rome, he participated in the pope's program of building and urbanistic renewing: Santa Aurea in Ostia; ponte Sisto; hospital Santo Spirito; the church Sant'Agostino; facade of S.Maria del Popolo; San Pietro in Vincoli. In the last years of his life he worked on the military constructions: fortresses of Ostia, Jesi, Osimo and Senigallia.

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