Andrea Palladio

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Andrea Palladio
Born November 30, 1508
Padua, Italy
Died August 19, 1580
Maser, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Architect
Known for Villa Capra "La Rotonda"
Basilica Palladiana
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

Andrea Palladio (November 30, 1508 – August 19, 1580) was an Italian architect. He was born in Padua and died at Maser, near Treviso. He worked in and around Venice. He was influenced by Greek and Roman architecture. He influenced architects for centuries.

He wrote several books about architecture. His most famous buildings are: Villa Barbaro, Villa Capra "La Rotonda", Basilica Palladiana, Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Il Redentore, and Teatro Olimpico.