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Jacopo Sansovino

Jacopo d’Antonio Sansovino (1486 - November 27, 1570) was an Italian sculptor and architect. He apprenticed with Andrea Sansovino whose name he subsequently adopted.

In 1529 Sansovino became chief architect to the Procurators of San Marco, making himn one of the most influential artists in Venice. in the mid 1500s. He is best known for his work on the Piazza San Marco, specifically on the buildings the Zecca (public mint), the Library and the Loggetta.