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Church of the Gesù
Italian: Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all'Argentina
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Giacomo della Porta's façade, precursor of Baroque
41°53′45″N 12°28′47″E / 41.89583°N 12.47972°E / 41.89583; 12.47972Coordinates: 41°53′45″N 12°28′47″E / 41.89583°N 12.47972°E / 41.89583; 12.47972
Location Via degli Astalli, 16
Rome
Country Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Status Mother church of the Society of Jesus
Consecrated 1584
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
Giacomo della Porta
Style Mannerist
Baroque (façade)
Groundbreaking 1568
Completed 1580
Specifications
Length 75 metres (246 ft)
Width 35 metres (115 ft)
Nave width 25 metres (82 ft)
Other dimensions Façade direction: W
Number of domes 1
Administration
Diocese Rome

The Church of the Gesù (Italian: Chiesa del Gesù) is the mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Catholic religious order.

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