Bellori, Giovanni Pietro
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Also Giovan Pietro B.; Italian antiquarian, painter, art collector and art historian. Born 15. 1. 1613 in Rome, died there 19. 2. 1696. Member of the famiglia of Francesco ca. 1630 (attested 1634). Attested 1652–1679 as member of the Accademia di San Luca; journey to southern Italy 1661; 1670–1694 commissar of antiquities for Rome and Latium. 1677–1689 librarian and antiquarian to Queen Christina of Sweden at Rome. 1689 honorary member of the Académie royale de peinture et sculpture in Paris.


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Gröschel, Sepp-Gustav, “Bellori, Giovanni Pietro”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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