painter and architect; b. 1581 (at Bologna); d. 1641 (at Naples).
The celebrated painter, Domenichino, was much employed in the construction of villas. He assisted at the Villa Negroni, Rome, and designed the Villa Belvidere at Frascati and the Villa Ludovisi in Rome. His most important architectural undertaking was the design of the church of St. Ignazio in Rome (begun 1626).