He was born in Pistoia in 1474, and adopted the name Rovezzano from the quarter of Florence in which he lived.
His most important works include:
- Pandolfini Chapel and cloister of the Badia Fiorentina.
- Remains of the monument of St. John Gualbert and a chimney, now in Bargello Museum.
- Portal of the Church of Santi Apostoli.
- Marble cenotaph of Pier Soderini, church of the Carmine.
- Tabernacle of St. John the Evangelist, Santa Maria del Fiore.
- Three bas-reliefs in the church of San Salvi.
Pope Leo X sent twelve terra cotta medallions by Rovezzano to Cardinal Wolsey. The sculptor himself went to England in 1524. Wolsey commissioned a tomb for himself, but fell from royal favour before its completion, but King Henry VIII of England ordered its completion. King Charles I of England wished to be buried in it although it remained empty until Nelson was buried in it.
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