Giambattista Pamphili (1574-1655)

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Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
1100440
Gender
male
Born
May 7, 1574

Timeline

7 May 1574

Birth of Pope Innocent X

1647

Pope Innocent X (r. 1644-55) commissions a monumental fountain to support the ancient obelisk he moved from the Circus of Maxentius to the Piazza Navona. He excludes the well-known sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini from his request for designs, but Bernini cr

1648

Pope Innocent X grants the commission for the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, after being shown the artist's designs by Bernini's nephew.