Jörg Windisch

(d. 1466)

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(d Passau, 8 Aug 1466). ?Bohemian architect, active in Germany. Shortly after 1450 Prince-Bishop Ulrich III appointed him successor to Hans Hesse in the building of Passau Cathedral. He directed the design and construction of the transept; the date 1462 is inscribed between the two upper windows of the south transept. The rich decoration of the transept suggests Bohemian influence. He is also generally credited with the planning of the crossing dome, which was not built until 1524. He is supposed to have prepared the plan for the nave of the parish church at Eferding, Austria, the foundation stone of which was laid two days before his death. Until 1811 his tomb was in the cloister of Passau Cathedral.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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