Alessandro Algardi

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Birthday
31, 1598
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 10, 1654 (55)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1598
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 10, 1654 (55)

About

Italian high-Baroque sculptor who did most of his work in Rome. He created Pope Innocent X, located in Capitoline Museums.

Before Fame

He apprenticed in the studio of Agostino Carracci and then worked for Giulio Cesare Conventi.

Trivia

His first large commission was for a funeral monument for Pope Leo XI.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Bologna.

Associated With

He and Michelangelo Buonarroti are both sculptors from Italy.