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RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Tilman (1460 - 1531), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Tilman (1460 - 1531), Sculptor

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1460, in Osterode; died 7 July 1531, in Würzburg.

Sculptor.

Franconian (Würzburg) School.

Tilman Riemenschneider worked primarily in Würzburg. He is first mentioned in 1483, then recorded as having taken out Würzburg citizenship in 1485 after marrying the widow of a local goldsmith. He was elected mayor in 1520. Riemenschneider opposed the bishop's soldiers sent to put down

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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