Vespignani, Virginio (1808-1882)

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Virginio Vespignani, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1808-1882. He was a pupil of L.Poletti and was very interested in ancient architecture; he was one of the most important architects of Roman classicistic academism. Among his works are: the outside facade of Porta Pia (1868, Rome), Porta San Pancrazio on the Janiculum Hill in Rome (1857); restoration of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Lorenzo fuori le mura (Rome); participation in reconstruction of basilica of San Paolo.

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