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[bawr-uh-mee-nee, bor-; Italian bawr-raw-mee-nee]
  1. Fran·ces·co [fran-ches-koh; Italian frahn-ches-kaw] /frænˈtʃɛs koʊ; Italian frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ/, 1599–1667, Italian architect and sculptor.
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Historical Examples of borromini

  • Borromini was much employed in the middle of the 17th century at Rome.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3


  • Beyond the arch is the Palazzo Falconieri (with falcons at the corners), built by Borromini about 1650.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • Sculpture and architecture became more and more degraded under the influence of Bernini and Borromini.

British Dictionary definitions for borromini


  1. Francesco, original name Francesco Castelli . 1599–1667, Italian baroque architect, working in Rome: his buildings include the churches of San Carlo (1641) and Sant' Ivo (1660)
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