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Buontalenti, Bernardo [Bernardo delle Girandole]locked

(b Florence, c. 1531; d Florence, June 6, 1608).
  • Alice Dugdale

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Italian architect, engineer, designer, painter and inventor. He was one of the great Renaissance polymaths and was not only admired but also liked by his contemporaries. A friend of princes, he spent most of his life at the Tuscan court, but his influence stretched throughout Europe....

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