Luis Pizano

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Luis Pizaño (died 5/10/1550 Laredo-España-Spain) was a Spanish Captain General of Artillery and military engineer. He is best known for his work on the fortifications of Catalonia and the Basque Country. In 1540, he sent a report to the Council informing them that the fortifications of San Sebastián were in a poor state and should be extended. He took part in the reconstruction of the San Sebastian murallas between 1542 and 1544.[1] Charles V let Pizaño assume responsibility for the construction of the Castell de la Trinitat and other building projects in Roses, Girona in 1543.[2] Construction of the Castell de la Trinitat commenced on 2 January 1544 and was completed in mid-1551 after Pizaño's death by the Italian engineer Pietro di Giacomo Cataneo.[3]


  1. ^ Sada, Javier Ma (2002). Historia de la ciudad de San Sebastián a través de sus personajes (in Spanish). Alberdania. p. 328. ISBN 978-84-95589-55-2. 
  2. ^ Amirola, Eugenio Llaguno y; Bermúdez, Juan Agustín Ceán (1829). Noticias de los arquitectos y arquitectura de España desde su restauración (in Spanish). En la Imprenta real. p. 229. 
  3. ^ "Roses". Retrieved 19 December 2013.