Who is Donato Bramante?

Donato Bramante ( bram-AN-tay, brə-MAHN-tay, -⁠tee,Italian: [doˈnaːto braˈmante]; 1444 – 11 April 1514), born as Donato di Pascuccio d’Antonio and as a consequence known as Bramante Lazzari, was an Italian architect and painter. He introduced Renaissance architecture to Milan and the High Renaissance style to Rome, where his aspire for St. Peter’s Basilica formed the basis of design executed by Michelangelo. His Tempietto (San Pietro in Montorio) marked the initiation of the High Renaissance in Rome (1502) when Pope Julius II appointed him to build a sanctuary higher than the spot where Peter was buried.

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