Cardi, Lodovico (or LUIGI, called Civoli or Cigoli), an eminent Florentine painter and architect, was born at the castle of Cigoli, in Tuscany, in 1559, and educated under Allori, and afterwards under Santo di 'Titi. He studied carefully the works of M. Angelo, 'Pontormo, and A. del Sarto. After making the tour of Lombardy he returned to Florence, and was received 'into the academy his picture of reception was Cain Slaying Abel. The duke sent him to Rome, where he was employed to paint for the Vatican Peter Healing the Lame Man at the Gate of the Temple. The other principal works of this artist are, St. Jerome, in San Giovanni de Fiorentini, at Rome; The Stoning of Stephen, in the convent of Monte Domini, at Florence. .In the Florentine gallery is a fine picture of Mary Magdlene; also his celebrated Ecce lomo. He died at Rome in 1613. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s, v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.