Year of Palladio

Palladio is born
on November 30th.

1508

Michelangelo begins work
on the ceiling of
the Sistine Chapel.

Apprenticed to
stonemason in Padua.

1521

Breaks contract with
stonemason, moves
to Vicenza.

1524

Rome Sacked.

1527

Palladio meets Giangiorgio
Trissino, and begins studying
at Trissinoís humanist school
and starts first formal
education in architecture.

1537

Palladio begins construction
of Villa Godi,
his first autograph work.

Sebastiano Serlio, an Italian
architect, publishes the first
of four books of his
architectural treatise
.

Construction begins on
Palazzo Civena.

1540

Palladio makes first trip
to Rome accompanied by
his patron, Trissino.

1541

Construction begins on
Palazzo Thiene.

1542

Construction begins on
Villa Gazzotti.

Construction begins on
Villa Caldogno.

Construction begins on
Villa Pisani.

Construction begins on
Villa Valmarana.

1543

Construction begins on
Villa Thiene.

Palladio gains commission to
repair the damages of the
Basilica in Vicenza.

1545

Michelangelo undertakes the
commission of St. Peterís
Basilica in Rome.

1546

Palladio visits Rome
again with Trissino.

1547

Construction begins on
Villa Saraceno.

Construction begins on
Villa Poiana.

Construction begins on
Palazzo Iseppo Porto.

Construction begins on
Palazzo Chiericati.

1548

Palladioís plan for the
Vicenza Basilica
is accepted and work on
the repairs begins.

1549

Villa Pisani at
Montagna is built.

1552

Construction begins on
Villa Chiericati.

1553

Construction begins on
Villa Barbaro.

Construction begins on
Villa Cornaro.

Construction begins on
Villa Badoer.

1554

Sebastiano Serlio dies.

Construction begins on
Palazzo Valmarana.

1555

Construction begins on
Palazzo Antonini.

1556

Construction begins on
Villa Foscari.

1557

Construction begins on the
FaÁade of San Pietro
in Castello
.

1558

Construction begins on
Villa Emo.

Michelangelo designs Sforza
Chapel in Rome
.

Construction begins on
Refectory of San Giorgio
Maggiore
.

1560

Construction begins on
FaÁade of Palazzo Schio.

FaÁade of San Francesco
della Vigna
constructed.

1563

Michelangelo dies.

1564

Construction begins on
Villa Almerico Capra
(La Rotonda)
.

1565

Dome of Vicenza
Cathedral
constructed.

1566

Construction begins on
Arco Bollani.

Construction begins on
Villa Sarego.

1568

Construction begins on
Ponte Coperto.

1569

Construction begins on
Palazzo Barbarano da Porto.

1570

I Quattro Libri
dellíArchitettura
, Palladioís
architectural treatise, is
first published.

Loggia del Capitaniato
constructed.

1572

Construction begins on
Palazzo Porto.

Construction begins on
Valmarana Chapel of
Santa Corona
.

1576

Construction begins on
Il Redentore.

Construction begins on
Courtyards of San Giorgio
Maggiore
(faÁade unfinished
until 1611).

1579

Construction begins on
Porta Gemona.

Tempietto Barbaro
is completed.

1580

Teatro Olimpico,
Palladioís last work,
is constructed.

Andrea Palladio dies on
August 19th.

Drayton Hall constructed
(first Palladian private
residence in America) in
Ashley River, South Carolina
.

1740

Redwood Library constructed
(first Palladio public
building in America) in
Newport, Rhode Island
.

1749

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