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Master Gerhard

Master Gerhard

German architect
Master Gerhard
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Intro German architect
Known for Cologne Cathedral
A.K.A. Meister Gerard, Meister Gerardus, Gerhard, Baumeister des Kölner Dome...
Was Architect
From Germany
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 1210, Reil, Germany
Death 1 May 1271, Cologne, Germany (aged 61 years)
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Biography

Meister Gerhard, Statue

Meister or Master Gerhard (* c 1210/1215 allegedly in Reil – 24 or 25 April 1271 in Cologne) was the first master mason of Cologne Cathedral. He was also known as Gerhard von Rile or by the Latin version of his name, Meister Gerardus.

He fell to his death during construction of the cathedral.

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