Dandini, Pietro an Italian painter, was born at Florence in 1646, and received instruction in the art when but four years of age, from Valerio Spada. He afterwards travelled through Italy, studying the best masters, and at the same time executed a number of paintings for the churches, and convents of. Florence. One of his most important works was the cupola in the, church of Santa Maria Maddalena. In the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is his picture of St. Francisco. He died in 1712. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.