Great Museum of Architecture

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Andrea Palladio

He built the Villa Rotonda in Vicenza, Italy along with many residential buildings, collegiate, and civic buildings. His style of buildings becomes known as the Palladian style, which has three main features to it. First has a tall story with a short attic. Second the interior is symmetrical and third, the overall plan is central block flanked with identical wings.

Monteriggion Castle

This was a castle in Italy that had a defense wall for soldiers. A crazy thing is that behind the defense wall was a graveyard where they buried soldiers. This castle could hold 2,500 soldiers during the periods of wars against Florence which they ended up losing.
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Chateau De Chambord

Located in central France Chateau De Chambord was a retreat for kings especially for king Louis XIV. The construction of the building began in 1519 and was completed in 1547. The building contains 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, 13 staircases, and 1800 men worked on the Chateau De Chambord to complete it.

Filippo Brunelleschi

He was widely considered as the first Renaissance architect. Filippo was originally trained as a goldsmith in his native city of Florence. One of his greatest accomplishments was the Dome Of Florence Cathedral.
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