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Cornaro [Corner], Alvise [Luigi]locked

(b Venice, 1484; d Padua, May 8, 1566).

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Italian architectural theorist, patron, humanist and architect. Inheriting his uncle’s estate in Padua, he combined the activities of a landowner with interests in literature, drama and architecture and became an important figure in the city’s humanist circle, which included Giovanni Maria Falconetto, Andrea Palladio, Giangiorgio Trissino...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)