Hugues Brisville
iron-worker (serrurier); b. 1633.
Brisville was maître serrurier to Louis XIV (b. 1638; d. 1715). He was associated with Jean Bérain in the decoration of the royal palaces. There is an entry in the accounts of Louis XIV for work done at the château of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Brisville published Diverses pièces de Serrurerie . . . gravées par J. Bérain (Paris, 1680, folio).

Carlo Rainaldi
architect; b. 1611; d. 1691.
Carlo was a son of Girolamo Rainaldi. He was the leading architect of the great church of S. Agnese, in the Piazza Navona, Rome. One of his best buildings, and a fine example of the baroque style, is the church of S. Maria, in Campitelli (1665). He also built the facade of the church of S. Andrea delle Valle (see Pietro Paolo Olivieri), and the twin churches of S. Maria de' Miracoli and S. Maria di Monte Santo, in the Piazza del Popolo (about 1662). All the works mentioned are in Rome.




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