POMPEI, Alessandro, Conte
(b. 1705, Verona, d. 1772, Garda)

Biography

Italian architect, theorist, and painter. Count Alessandro Pompei studied painting under Antonio Balestra. He helped design the Villa Pindemonte a Vo at Isola della Scala in the province of Verona, and Palazzo Giuliari a Settimo di Gallese in the town of Sessino. In 1747, he designed the Oratorio delle Tre Vie, also known as the Chiesa della Rotonda (Round Church) in Sanguinetto. In Verona, he designed the Dogana, the portico of the Accademia Filarmonica, and the façade of San Paolo. In Bergamo, he designed the library of the Franciscans.

He was the author of a prominent treatise on architecture: Cinque Ordini dell'Architettura Civile di Michele Sanmicheli (Five Orders of the Civic Architecture of Michele Sanmicheli). Michele Sanmicheli was a Venetian architect.

The architect Adriano Cristofali (1717-1788) was his pupil.