On August 3rd 1667, the great Baroque architect Francesco Borromini died, a few weeks short of his sixty-eighth birthday. On the previous evening, in a fit of melancholy, Borromini had run himself through with his sword.
Borromini lived in Vicolo dell' Agnello (today's Vicolo Orbitelli) a stone's throw away from the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, where he is interred.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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