Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Birthday
7, 1598
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 28, 1680 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1598
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 28, 1680 (81)

About

Italian artist and architect who was the leading sculptor of his age. He sculpted Apollo and Daphne and The Rape of Proserpina.

Before Fame

He went to Rome with his father and witnessed several important architectural projects.

Trivia

He is credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture.

Family Life

He married Caterina Tezio in 1639 in an arranged marriage.

Associated With

He created the Baroque style of sculpture which Giorgio Chirico was inspired by.