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Guarino Guarini

Camillo-Guarino Guarini (1624 - 1683) was a Theatine priest, mathematician, writer and architect.

He was born at Modena.

He was at once a learned mathematician, professor of literature and philosophy at Messina, and, from the age of seventeen, was architect to Duke Philibert of Savoy. He wrote a range of mathematical books in both Latin and Italian, of which Euclides adauctus is among the earliest works on descriptive geometry.

He designed a very large number of public and private buildings at Turin, including the palaces of the duke of Savoy, the Royal Church of San Lorenzo (1666-1680), most of the Chapel of the Santissima Sindone (the Shroud of Turin) (1668, incorporating beginnings by Castellamonte), the Palazzo Carignano (1679-85), and many public and ecclesiastical buildings at Modena, Messina, Verona, Vienna, Prague, Lisbon and Paris. He died at Milan.

In architecture, his successors include his pupil Filippo Juvarra, and Juvarra's pupil Bernardo Vittone.

He appears to have been influenced by Borromini.