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Aleotti, Giovanni Battista [l’Argenta]locked

(b Argenta, nr Ferrara, 1546; d Ferrara, Dec 9, 1636).
  • Alessandra Frabetti

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Italian architect, engineer and designer. He was the son of Vincenzo Aleotti (not Francesco Aleotti, as is sometimes erroneously stated), from whom Giovanni Battista claimed he ‘learnt the art … as much as from all the other teachers I had’ (letter, 1583; see Coffin, p. 121). In ...

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