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Algardi, Alessandro

Born: 1598 AD
Died: 1654 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Sculptor


1598 - Alessandro Algardi was born in Bologna on the 31th of July.


1625 - He went to Rome with an introduction from the Duke of Mantua to the late pope's nephew.


1635 - His first major commission for a public work in marble.


1644 - He was employed by the Pope and the pope's nephew, Camillo Pamphilj.


1650 - He met Diego Velasquez.


1654 - He died in Rome on the 10th June.


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