Giovanni Bernini

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini

Profession: Baroque Sculptor


Why Famous: Leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets. He possessed the ability to depict dramatic narratives with characters showing intense psychological states, but also organise large-scale sculptural works which convey a magnificent grandeur.

His skill in manipulating marble ensured he was considered a worthy successor of Michelangelo, far outshining other sculptors of his generation

Born: December 7, 1598
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 28, 1680 (aged 81)

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