Aske herrgård i september 2011
Charles (Carlo) Bassi is your aunt's aunt's husband's grandfather. (Geni Family Tree)
I found that I am related through marriage to a famous architect who mainly seems to be a designer of churches, at least 12 of them. They were all Finnish style cruciform churches. But he has also designed the main building of the Fiskars iron works (11816-1818), the main building of Åbo Akademi, especially the aula and the first hotel/restaurant (Seurahuone) in Finland. Nowadays it is the City Hall of Turku.. Architect Frans A. Sjöström made changes to it in 1883-1885. The original style was neoclassical but the present style is of neorenessaince.
This portrait medallion of Bassi was modelled by Thorvaldsen in 1797 .
There's a photo of Aske manor, it is nowadays a conference centre with a restaurant. Beautiful Italian sty le. It is in Håtuna parish, Upplands-Bro commune , province of Stockholm.
He was born in Torino, Piemonte, Italia on October 12 1772 and died in Turku, Finland on January 11, 1849, at the age of 67.
His sister was Giovanna Bassi (1762 - 1834), ballet dancer. She was the star of the Royal Ballet in Stockholm and was considered the most important ballet dancer in Sweden in the Gustavian period.