Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini was born in 1598 in Florence, Italy. A prominent Baroque sculptor, his most famous works include the David and the Ecstasy of St. Teresa. He was also the architect for St. Peter's Basillica, and he designed the eliptical piazza just outside of it. He designed the fountains at Piazza Navona, and he was the architect for several churches, including San Tomaso di Villanoca, Santa Maria dell; Assunzione, and Sant' Andrea.