(b ?Augsburg, c. 1480; d Regensburg, 1521–2). German architect. A Hans Hieber, the son of a brewer, appears in the Augsburg tax records from 1505 onwards, but he gave up his Augsburg citizenship in 1514 and obtained temporary citizenship in Regensburg for four years in 1515; that this Hans Hieber is the same as Hieber the master mason who was active in Regensburg in 1519 is only speculation. Hans Hieber certainly learnt his mason's craft at Augsburg, among other places. There he was one of the highly qualified foremen in the service of burkhard Engelberg. He may have organized on Engelberg's behalf the building of the Fugger chapel founded in 1506 at St Anna, Augsburg.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.