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Carlo Maderno (born 1556, died 1629) was an Italian architect.

He came to Rome in 1588, and started working for his uncle, Domenico Fontana. In 1603, he completed the façade of Santa Susanna. His design broke with the Mannerist style, and announced the new Baroque style. The façade of Santa Susanna and the dome of Sant'Andrea della Valle are considered his masterpieces.

He was appointed as architect of San Pietro in Vaticano in 1603. Maderno changed Michelangelo's plan by elongating the centralized plan. He completed the façade in 1612.

He started building the Palazzo Barberini, which was completed after his death by Bernini.

Maderno is buried in San Giovanni dei Fiorentini.

Works in Rome[]

Church Work Year
Sant'Andrea della Valle Dome, façade, completed the church
Gesù e Maria Designed the church
San Giacomo degli Incurabili Designed the church
San Giovanni dei Fiorentini Completed the church
Santa Lucia in Selci Redesigned the church
Santa Maria della Vittoria Designed the church
Santa Maria sopra Minerva Renovated the church
San Paolo fuori le mura Designed the Chapel of St Lawrence
San Pietro in Vaticano Redesigned nave, designed façade, a fountain on the piazza, Cappella del Coro
Santa Pudenziana Designed the Cappella Caetani
Santa Susanna Designed the church
Santissima Trinità dei Monti Designed the façade

External links[]

Wikipedia article [1]