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Cigoli, Luigi Cardi (1559-1613), an Italian architect, painter, and poet of the later Florentine school, who formed his style chiefly after Michael Angelo, Andrea, del Sarto, and Correggio. Of his paintings an Ecce Homo at Florence gained a prize in competition, and was taken to the Louvre by Napoleon, but restored in 1815, and a Martyrdom of St. Stephen gained him the title of the Florentine Correggio. He died at Rome, whither he had been invited by the Pope.