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Danti, Vincenzo

Born: 1530 AD
Died: 1576 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Sculptor


1530 - Vincenzo Danti was born in Perugia. His father was an architect and goldsmith.


1545 - He went to Rome to study sculpture.


1553 - He managed to secure a commission for a bronze statue of Pope Julius III.


1557 - He went to Florence.


1559 - He made a bronze relief depicting Moses and the Brazen Serpent.


1561 - He carved Honour Triumphs over Falsehood, a statue "in the round".


1567 - Started writing a book about rules of order and proportion in architecture.


1569-1571 he produced his most famous work, The Beheading of St John the Baptist.


1568- 1572 - Carved Cosimo I as Augustus.


1576 - He returned to Perugia where he died.














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