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Benedetto Grazzini, best known as Benedetto da Rovezzano (1474 – c. 1552) was an Italian architect and sculptor who worked mainly in Florence. He was born in Pistoia
Pistoia
in 1474, and adopted the name Rovezzano from the quarter of Florence
Florence
in which he lived. His most important works include:

Pandolfini Chapel and cloister of the Badia Fiorentina. Remains of the monument of St. John Gualbert
John Gualbert
and a chimney, now in Bargello
Bargello
Museum. Portal
Portal
of the Church of Santi Apostoli. Marble cenotaph of Pier Soderini, church of the Carmine. Tabernacle of St. John the Evangelist, Santa Maria del Fiore. Three bas-reliefs in the church of San Salvi.

Pope Leo X
Pope Leo X
sent twelve terra cotta medallions by Rovezzano to Cardinal Wolsey. The sculptor himself went to England in 1524. Wolsey commissioned a tomb for himself, but fell from royal favour before its completion, but King Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England
ordered its completion. King Charles I of England
Charles I of England
wished to be buried in it although it remained empty until Nelson was buried in it.[1] Four bronze angels designed by Rovezzano for Wolsey's tomb have come to light and will be acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum.[2] References[edit]

^  Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Benedetto da Rovezzano". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.  ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31246801

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 95836486 ISNI: 0000 0001 1690 4934 GND: 132802201 ULAN: 500025132 RKD: 6455

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