The New International Encyclopædia/Alessi, Galeazzo

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ALESSI, ȧ-lĕs′sē̇, Galeazzo (1512-72). An Italian architect of the late Renaissance, born in Perugia. He was associated with Michelangelo at Rome in 1530, but followed more the manner of Vignola, and never reached the foremost rank. Aside from a few works at Perugia, his masterpieces are at Genoa, whose famous palace architecture he helped develop, especially in the Cambiaso, Spinola, and Serra palaces. Of his Genoese villas, the most beautiful is the Pallavicini. His influence was felt throughout Italy, and in France and Portugal, and especially Flanders.