On This Day: February 26, 1812

Italian architect Cosimo Morelli passes away in French occupied Italy.

Morelli was the most prolific architect of the Papal States during the mid-18th century. He was knighted by Pius IX, thanks mostly to his relationship with the Roman curia and his ability to interpret and develop the tastes of his epoch. Under the tutelage of Pope Pius VII, Morelli built, renovated, and amplified numerous civic and religious buildings.

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