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Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón

Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón Spanish architect

Spanish architect
Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón
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Intro Spanish architect
A.K.A. Rodrigo Gil de Ontañón, Rodrigo Gil De Hontañón, Rodrigo Xil, Rodr...
Was Architect
From Spain
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 23 February 1500, Rascafría, Spain
Death 31 May 1577, Segovia, Spain (aged 77 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
Family
Father: Juan Gil de Hontañón
Siblings: Juan Gil de Hontañón, el Mozo
Notable Works
Segovia Cathedral  
Salamanca New Cathedral  
Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón
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Biography

Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón (1500–1577) was a Spanish architect of the Renaissance.

He was born at Rascafría. His work alternated the late gothic with the renaissance style. His workings include the Palace of Monterrey in Salamanca, the Palace of Guzmanes in León, and the facade of the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso at the University of Alcalá de Henares. He also worked in Arzobispo Fonseca College and in the Convent of San Esteban, both in Salamanca and in the Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo.

He was the son of the Trasmeran mason named Juan Gil de Hontañón, Rodrigo continued the works in the cathedrals of Salamanca and Segovia, both begun by his father in Gothic style.

Gil de Hontañón died at Segovia in 1577. His personal style has influenced the work of modern architects such as Antonio Palacios.

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