(first century BC)
   The Roman architectural writer, best known for his De Re Architectura, who defined various attributes of Etruscan architecture, including the Tuscan order.

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  • Marcus Vitruvius Pollio — (Renaissance Portrait) Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (auch: Vitruv oder Vitruvius) war ein römischer Architekt, Ingenieur und Schriftsteller des 1. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Vitruvius — (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio; c. 80 25 BCE)    Roman engineer and writer who served Emperor Caesar Augustus. Vitruvius was the author of the only architectural treatise from antiquity to have survived, De architectura. Although this text was known… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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