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Giotto di Bondone
Giotto di Bondone

Celebrated Tuscan painter and artist (Colle di Vespignano in Mugello is traditionally regarded as his birthplace). Probably began his artistic career in Florence with Cimabue (1240-1301). His main works include the Stories of the Old and New Testaments (c. 1290) and the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1300) in the Basilica Superiore of Assisi; and the frescoes of the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua (1304-1305). Appointed master-builder of the Opera del Duomo of Florence in 1334. That same year, began the construction of the Campanile [Bell Tower], continued after his death by Andrea Pisano (1290/95-1349) and completed by Francesco Talenti (1300?-1369?).