Gian Carlo Rainieri

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Gian Carlo Rainieri was an Italian clockmaker who lived in Venice during the Renaissance period. He is best known for his work on the famous St. Mark’s Clock Tower in Venice, which he built together with his son Gian Paolo Rainieri in the late 15th century.

Gian Carlo Rainieri was a skilled and renowned clockmaker of his time and was commissioned by the Venetian government to build the clock tower. The clock tower is a masterpiece of Renaissance engineering and features an intricate mechanism with various automatons that move at the striking of the hours.

The Ranieri family’s work on the St. Mark’s Clock Tower is considered one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of clockmaking. The clock tower is still functioning today and is a popular tourist attraction in Venice.