Peter of Montereau Architect

Pierre de Montereau or Pierre de Montreuil (c.1200 - March 17, 1266, Paris) was a French architect. He is widely recognized as one of the most important proponents of Gothic architecture, though little is known of his life and sources vary as to which buildings are by him. After some time training in Champagne, he worked on the Basilique Saint-Denis until around 1231. His talent was noticed and he was summoned around 1239 by the monks of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Paris to build them a new refectory. Between 1246 and 1248 he built his masterpiece, the Sainte-Chapelle, for Louis IX. Situated on the Île de la Cité, it represents a model of Gothic art, filled with openings and windows and reducing the walls to a minimum. He also built a Sainte-Chapelle at Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the initial home of the relics meant for the Paris Sainte-Chapelle. Around 1250, he built the single-nave Sainte-Chapelle de Notre-Dame in the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Personal details

Date of birth
1200
Nationality
France
Date of death
March 17th, 1266 at age of 66

Architecture

1. Notre Dame de Paris

French Gothic Structure
10484
Architectural style
French Gothic architecture
Opened 1345
Geolocation
48.853,2.3498
Address 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II,, Paris
Structure height 96.0 meters
Official website www.notredamedeparis.fr
Wikipedia article

2. Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Building
8536
Geolocation
48.853889,2.334444
Wikipedia article

3. Sainte-Chapelle

Gothic Structure
11005
Architectural style
French Gothic architecture
Gothic architecture
Opened April 26th, 1248
Geolocation
48.855278,2.345
Address 4 bd. du Palais, Paris
Cultural site listing
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official website sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr
Wikipedia article

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