Giuseppe Piermarini

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Giuseppe Piermarini (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˌpjɛrmaˈriːni]; 18 July 1734 – 18 February 1808) was an Italian architect who trained with Luigi Vanvitelli in Naples and designed the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (1776–78), which remains the work by which he is remembered. Indeed, il Piermarini (with the masculine definite article preceding the architect's name) serves as an occasional journalistic synonym for the celebrated opera house. Piermarini was appointed professor in the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, better known as Brera Academy, Milan, when it was formally founded in 1776.

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Giuseppe Piermarini
Giuseppe Piermarini,
portrait by Martin Knoller
Born(1734-07-18)18 July 1734
Died18 February 1808(1808-02-18) (aged 73)
Foligno, Papal States
BuildingsTeatro alla Scala

Royal Villa of Monza
Palazzo Belgioioso House

Palazzo Greppi