(b. 1444, Fermignano, d. 1514, Roma)
San Pietro in Montorio, Rome
Bramante's Tempietto is in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio, believed to be the site of St Peter's martyrdom. The architect clearly worked from a historical typology: individual architectural elements such as columns, entablature, and vault acknowledge a debt to classical structures. The resulting centralized building represented a new type of Christian architecture.
View the ground plan of the Tempietto, Rome.