Sant' Agostino was one of the first churches in Rome to be built in the Renaissance style. It was funded by Guillaume d’Estouteville, the Cardinal Camerlengo under Pope Sixtus IV (r. 1471-84), and built between 1479 and 1483 by Jacopo da Pietrasanta (died 1495), who used blocks of travertine plundered from the Colosseum, in the construction of the facade.
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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