Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Francesco Sansovino
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Francesco Sansovino was born in Rome in 1521, son of the Florentine architect and sculptor Iacopo Tatti, known as Sansovino. Following the sack of Rome in 1527, Iacopo returned to Florence and, after a brief stay there, set off with his family for Paris, where he had been summoned to work at the court of Francis I. En route to Paris, however, Iacopo decided to settle with his family in Venice, where on 1 April 1529 he was appointed protomastro del…

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Valeri, Elena, “Francesco Sansovino”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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