Georg Riedinger

(c. 1568—1628)

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(b Strasbourg, c. 24 July 1568; d c. 1628). German architect. He was apprenticed in 1586 to the mason and master builder Jörg Schmidt in Strasbourg, but during the upheavals of the Strassburger Bischofskrieg religious war (1592–1604) Riedinger may have left Strasbourg to travel. In 1595 he stayed at Ansbach, Bavaria, where he helped to build a fortress, possibly the one at Wülzburg, near Weissenburg (completed 1599; destr.). From Ansbach he applied unsuccessfully for the post of municipal master of works in Strasbourg.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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