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(fl 1511–37). Polish architect of German descent. He has been wrongly called Benedikt of Sandomierz. He received his first payment on 15 March 1511 for building a tower castle (completed 1521) in Piotrków for Sigismund I, King of Poland. In 1518 Benedikt was living in Wrocław, while in 1519 he was mentioned in connection with the extension of the Collegium Maius of Kraków University. From 1520 to 1526, in his role as murator regius, he built the east wing of Sandomierz Castle (destr. 1656) for Sigismund I, and between 1524 and 1530 he worked on the east wing of the castle on Wawel Hill, Kraków (work continued by Bartolomeo Berrecci). In 1533 Benedikt probably rebuilt the library of the Cistercian abbey at Mogiła near Kraków.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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