Carlo Buzzi (17th-century architect)

Carlo Buzzi (circa 1607–1658) was an Italian architect, active in Milan.

Plan (1647) for facade of Cathedral of Milan

There appear to be two prominent artists of the same name in Milan, overlapping somewhat, alive in the late 16th and early 17th century. The present Carlo Buzzi, whose name may also be written as Buti, Buzio, Butio, Albutio, or Albuzio, is mentioned in 1629, after the death of Fabio Mangione, as architect of the Duomo of Milan. At this time Francesco Maria Richini soon became architect for the cathedral.[1] An sketch (1647) by Buzzi of a plan for the facade of the cathedral, etched by Cesare Bassani show a Gothic design with two flanking bell-towers; this work was not completed until the 19th-century.[2]

A different Carlo Buzzi painted some of the Quadrone paintings on display inside the cathedral.


  1. ^ Enciclopedia Treccani, entry on Buzzi by Paolo Mezzanotte - Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 15 (1972).
  2. ^ Disegni duo milano website.