Luigi Cardi (Cigoli)
architect, painter, poet, musician, anatomist; b. 1559; d. 1613.
Cardi was born at the village of Cigoli, near Florence, and was a pupil of Buontalenti in architecture. He built the Loggia de' Tornaquinci, the portal of the convent of S. FelicitÓ, and the Palazzo Renuccini in Florence. In Rome he began the palazzo in the Piazza Madama (now dei Senatori), which was finished by Marucelli.




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