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Biography of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini


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Bernini (ber-ne'-ne), Giovanni Lorenzo. Known as the Cavaliere Bernini, was born in Naples in 1598. He was eminent as painter, architect, and sculptor; and his merit entitled him to the rewards which he received from Louis XIV. His "Apollo and Daphne," produced from a single block when he was but 18, was considered a masterpiece, but his finest works are found in the colonnade at Rome. He died in 1680.