Architect; born Vicenza, Italy, 1508; died Venice, Italy, 1580.
His studies in ancient architecture resulted in the erection of numerous classical structures, including the Palazzo Godi at Lonedo, Villa Capra at Vicenza, Villa Giacomelli at Treviso, the churches of San Giorgio and Il Redentore, Venice.
His most famous work is the colonnades of the basilica of Vicenza which he reconstructed.
Through Inigo Jones, Palladio became the controlling influence of 17th century English architecture (Palladian), and indirectly of Georgian architecture in the United States.
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