On June 10th 1654, the great Baroque sculptor Alessandro Algardi (b. 1598) died in Rome.
Algardi was born in Bologna, but spent most of his working life in the Eternal City.
Two of Algardi's major works are in St Peter's Basilica: the funerary monument to Pope Leo XI and the monumental bas-relief of the Fuga d'Attila (Flight of Attila).
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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