William de Hoo
Chosen prior of the cathedral of Rochester, England, in 1239, and built or caused to be built the choir of his church.

Pierre de Montreuil
A layman, and the principal architect of Louis IX (S. Louis). The Sainte-Chapelle of the château of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, is supposed to have been one of his earlier works; but the attribution is discredited by Viollet-le-Duc and Gonse. He built the refectory (1239-1244) and the Chapelle de la Vierge (begun 1244) at the monastery of S. Germain des Prés, Paris, which were destroyed during the Revolution. Some of the glass of the chapel has been placed in the church of S. Germain des Prés; the carved doorway with the statue of the Madonna is in the church of Saint Denis, near Paris. The tomb of Montreuil existed in the chapel of S. Germain des Prés until the Revolution. In 1240 Montreuil was commissioned by S. Louis to build the Sainte-Chapelle of the royal palace (now in the Palais de Justice), Paris. This building, one of the finest works of the thirteenth century, was built to contain the Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the true Cross, and other relics, which were secured from Baudouin de Courtenay, Emperor of Constantinople. It was dedicated April 25, 1248. The chapel of the château of Vincennes, near Paris, is also attributed to Pierre de Montreuil.

Cathedral, Wells, Gothic, c.1175-1239.




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