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German family of architects. They originated from Leonberg, near Stuttgart. Sylvester Berwart I (d 1553) worked on fortifications in Schorndorf. He had three sons: (1) Blasius Berwart I, (2) Martin Berwart, and Sylvester Berwart II (d after 1565); the last was an inspector of wells. Blasius Berwart I's son, Blasius Berwart II (d ?1610), was chiefly involved in building the fortresses of Plassenburg ob Kulmach and Wülzburg.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.