Jacopo Sansovino

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Birthday
2, 1486
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 27, 1570 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1486
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 27, 1570 (84)

About

Italian sculptor and architect who made many works in the Piazza San Marco in Venice. He also made a wax model of the Deposition of Christ.

Before Fame

He apprenticed with Andrea Sansovino and adopted his last name afterwards.

Trivia

His masterpiece is the Library of Saint Mark's, the Biblioteca Marciana, which took 50 years to finish.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Florence.

Associated With

His proposal for the Church of San Lorenzo was rejected by Michelangelo Buonarroti.