Rainaldi, Girolamo (1570-1655)

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Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1570-1655. Growing in the studio of D.Fontana and collaborating with G.della Porta, he continued the mannerist tradition in baroque environment. Apart from Emilia (San Petronio in Bologna, chiesa dell'Annunziata in Parma), he worked in Rome where he was nominated a court architect by the pope Innocent X Pamphili. Here he executed altars and reconstruction of churches and of the Palazzo Pamphili on Piazza Navona (1650) (his main work); finished arrangement of the Capitolium square after the death of Michelangelo.

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