- 7 Dec 1598
Birth of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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
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.
Fountain of the Four Rivers constructed
- 28 Nov 1680
Death of Gian Lorenzo Bernini