Bramante, Donato (1444?-1514) by Scholes, Robert
Donato Bramante (1444 – 1514)
An Italian architect, he was born near Urbino and probably learned something from Laurana, the architect of the ducal palace there, but no one knows much about his early studies, though he is assumed to have studied painting under Andrea Mantegna and Piero della Francesca. His most famous design was the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome (begun in 1506), commissioned by Pope Julius II. He worked mostly in Milan and Rome.