Francesco Fiorentino

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Eberhard Rosemberger and Francesco Florentino - Wawel, Kraków

Francesco Fiorentino was a Polish-Italian renaissance architect from Florence, who together with Eberhard Rosemberger rebuilt the Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków under the rule of Alexander of Poland after it burnt down in 1499. He came to Poland in 1501. His notable works include the tomb effigy commemorating King John Albert in the form of an antique triumphal arch, (1503) in Wawel Cathedral, Poland’s first Renaissance tomb. After Francesco's death in 1516 his work was continued by Bartolommeo Berrecci and Benedykt from Sandomierz.