Found project: Sant’ Agnese in Agone


    Project : Sant’ Agnese in Agone

    Architect : Borromini, Francesco

    Completion: 1657

    Locality : Roma

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Baroque

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    Description :

    “Completed in 1657 by Borromini and Carlo Rainaldi, the church of S. Agnese was built on the supposed site of the saint’s martyrdom. The monument to Innocent X is by G. B. Maini. The Pope, together with other members of his family, is buried in the crypt. In the vaults beneath the church are the remains of the foundations of Domitian’s stadium.”

    Hibbert, Christopher: Rome – The Biography of a City, Penguin Books, 1985, p. 358.


    According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of the Roman nobility born c. 291 and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve or thirteen during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, on 21 January 304. The Prefect Sempronius wished Agnes to marry his son, and on Agnes’ refusal he condemned her to death.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_of_Rome (July 21, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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