Today, but 335 years ago, the most outstanding Baroque architect and sculptor, GianLorenzo Bernini, died.
Bernini was born on the 7 December 1598, in Naples. He was the 6th of a family of 13 brothers and sisters. When he was 8, he went to Rome with his father, and there, his skills were noticed by a lot of people, and he worked for some important people, like the nephew of the Pope, Pope Urban VII, or Pope Alexander VII. He worked with Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona in the Barberini's Palace, but after he competed with them for some important works. But, among Borromini and da Cortona, Bernini was better
Bernini did a lot of architecture works, for example St. Peter's Square
The Church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Or the palazzo Montecitorio
He also had a lot of sculpture works, like, for example, Apollo and Daphne and much more
He died on the 28th November 1680, in Rome, and he was buried in the Bernini's family vault, along with his parents, in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore