Simone da Orsenigo

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Simone da Orsenigo was an Italian architect and builder of the 14th century. Hailing from Lombardy, he was most likely a native of Orsenigo, near Como. Orsenigo is remembered mostly for his work on the Cathedral of Milan. On a 1387 list of masters working on the Duomo, his name comes immediately after that of Marco da Campione, who headed the associates. On it, Orsenigo is called an engineer (Insegnerius).

Another master with the same name, Paolino Orsenigo, was also employed at the cathedral - in 1400 - as master of the scaffolding.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Simone da Orsenigo". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.