Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Bernini, Gian Lorenzo

(1598–1680)
Italian architect and sculptor whose works include the Trevi Fountain (Illus.) Rome, in 1632. He designed St. Peter’s Piazza (Illus.), the Vatican, and the Colonnade (Illus.), a huge elliptical space surrounded by a colonnade with columns four deep in (1656).
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