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Francesco

Francia

Artistic period 1501 to 1550

Nationality

Italian

Birth

1450 (Bologna)

Death

1517 (Bologna)

Biography

Francesco Francia (* 1447 in Bologna; † January 5, 1517 in Bologna; actually Francesco Raibolini) was an Italian Renaissance painter, goldsmith, medalist and sculptor. He is considered the founder of the Bolognese School of Painting.