BIANCO, Bartolomeo
(b. ca. 1590, Como, d. 1675, Genova)


Italian architect. He is considered Genoa's greatest Baroque architect. Born at Como, he was the designer of several palaces in Genoa, where he moved to follow his father, also an architect. His works include the building which is now the centrepiece of the University of Genoa, the Palazzo Balbi at Campomorone and the Palazzo Rocca at Chiavari.

He died in the second year of the two-year plague outbreak that halved the population of the city.