Andrea Palladio's Birthday
Monday, 30th November 1508
The Italian architect Andrea Palladio was born this day in Padova in 1508. Palladio's renaissance villas were a major influence on English architecture; particularly on the work of Inigo Jones in the seventeenth century, and Lord Burlington and his circle in the eighteenth. Burlington commissioned an English edition of Palladio's "I quattro libri dell'architettura" (Four Books of Architecture) from Isaac Ware in 1738.