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Bianchi, Pietro(ii)locked

(b Lugano, March 26, 1787; d Naples, Dec 6, 1849).
  • Daniela Campanelli

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Italian architect and archaeologist, of Swiss origin. He was a pupil of Luigi Cagnola and attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milan, graduating in architecture at Pavia in 1806. He lived in Rome and between 1810 and 1814 was superintendent of the excavation of the Colosseum, which was being directed by ...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]
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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)