Bramante (D Urbino), Donato Lazzart

Bramante (D' Urbino), Donato Lazzart an Italian architect and painter, a relative of Raphael, was born near Urbino in 1444. He studied at Milan, and remained there in the practice of his profession from 1476 to 1499, when he removed to Rome, and received the patronage of pope Julius II. He designed the galleries which connect the Vatican palace with that of Belvedere; and began to build St. Peter's in 1506, although his plans were largely deviated from by subsequent architects. He died in 1514. See Vasari, Lives of the Painters; Milizia, Lives of Architects (by Cresy), 1:203; Pungileoni, Memoria Intorno alla Vita di Donato Bramante.

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