(b. 1587, Caravaggio, d. 1629, Milano)


Italian architect. He was a pupil of Alessandro Bisnati (c. 1562-1617), and succeeded him as the architect responsible for the construction of the Duomo in Milan. In 1620 he was appointed Professor of Architecture to the newly founded Accademia Ambrosiana.

In collaboration with Francesco Maria Ricchino and other colleagues he worked in 1608 for the reconstruction of the famous Biblioteca Ambrosiana, commissioned by Cardinal Federico Borromeo. Mangone focused on the two large, classic-looking interior courtyards of the Collegio Elvetico (now State Archives), surrounded by double columns. The library building was expanded between 1611 and 1620 according to his design. The façade was completed by Ricchino; Dionigi Bussola (1615-1687) was commissioned to make the sculptures.

Along with Bisnati in 1613, Mangone worked on the restoration of the Margherita Salon, replacing the wooden parts with masonry and granite columns. In 1617 Mangone took over the work for the church of San Sebastiano, transforming the Tibaldi project into the upper order.

In 1625 he entered a commission, including Cerano and Ricchino, to direct the work for the enlargement of the Ospedale Maggiore. Also in 1625 Mangone assumed the task of reconstructing the façade of Santa Maria Podone. His façade with a columned portico set into a larger temple motif points to a knowledge of Palladio's church façades, which he transformed and submitted and even sterner classical discipline.