Domenico Bernini was the son of the artist Giovanni Bernini.For the most recent, documented discussion of Domenico's biography and professional career, see Franco Mormando, "Domenico Bernini (1657-1723): The Known Facts of His Life" in F. Mormando, Domenico Bernini: The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini: A Translation and Critical Edition, with Introduction and Commentary, University Park: Penn State University Press, 2011, pp. 4-14.
Although he had a very brief career as a Jesuit novice (1671-73), Domenico was never ordained a priest; he married sometime after 1686 and had three children. He is frequently confused in older scholarship with his eldest brother, Monsignor Pietro Filippo who became a prelate and canon of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. -Catholic Encyclopedia article
Born on 3 August 1657, Domenico was the last of the eleven children born to the famed seventeenth-century artist Gianlorenzo Bernini and his wife, Caterina Tezio. A scholar and author, Domenico Bernini published several works related to the... Read More