Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi

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Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi (* 1511/12 in Siena; † 1572) was an Italian architect and painter. He was the son of Baldassare Peruzzi.

During his career, he worked for the Vatican for several years; among other things, he was in charge of the preparation of rooms on the occasion of the conclave in 1555 and the apartment of Paul IV. For the latter, Peruzzi planned and built the wall around the Roman Ghetto. Further restoration and fortification work on Castel Sant’Angelo was carried out under his direction; a design for a portal was also created in this context.

At the same time as Pirro Ligorio, Sallustio Peruzzi was involved in the construction of the Casino di Pio IV, St. Peter’s and various fortification works.

In 1567 Peruzzi was called to the court of Maximilian II, but little is known about his building activities there.


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