Andrea Palladio

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Andrea Palladio
BornNovember 30, 1508
Padua, Italy
DiedAugust 19, 1580
Maser, Italy
Known forVilla 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.