Andrea Belli

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Andrea Belli
Born 13 October 1703
Valletta, Malta
Died 19 October 1772 (aged 69)
Nationality Maltese
Occupation Architect and businessman
Notable work Auberge de Castille
Style Baroque
Spouse(s)
Teresa Gam (m. 1737)
Children Giuseppe Belli
Parents
  • Giuseppe Belli (father)
  • Francesca Romano (mother)

Andrea Belli (13 October 1703 – 19 October 1772) was a Maltese architect and businessman. He designed several Baroque buildings, including Auberge de Castille in Valletta, which is now the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Valletta on 13 October 1703 to the surgeon Giuseppe Belli and his wife Francesca Romano. He spent some time in Venice as a youth, and he later traveled to Austria and Germany.[1]

Auberge de Castille, Belli's masterpiece
The Mdina Seminary (now the Cathedral Museum), which is attributed to Belli

Belli became an architect, and he designed several buildings in the Baroque style. These include:[1][2]

Our Lady of Divine Providence Church

Auberge de Castille is regarded as his masterpiece.[1]

Belli was also involved in business, and in 1741 he took over the firm of the Manoel Theatre.[1]

Belli married Teresa Gam on 5 June 1737, and they had one son called Giuseppe.[1]

He died on 19 October 1772 at the age of 69.[1]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Schiavone, Michael J. (2009). Dictionary of Maltese Biographies Vol. 1 A-F. Pietà: Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. p. 192. ISBN 9789993291329. 
  2. ^ Gaul, Simon (2007). Malta, Gozo and Comino. New Holland publishers. p. 325. ISBN 9781860113659. 
  3. ^ https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20080617/opinion/one-world-protecting-the-most-significant-buildings-monuments-and.212939
  4. ^ Mifsud, Maria (23 November 2008). Restoring old buildings. Times of Malta. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016.