Rouen [João de Rouão], Jean de

Active 1510 e 1572

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Jean de Rouen [João de Rouão] 1480 ca. 1580 ca. M P0927

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela vihuela de arco Artist Professional Church Artist Artist (sculptor)

Years active Place active Century Region
1510 e 1572 Rouen, Coimbra 16cent Portugal
Biographical information

Jean de Rouen [João de Rouão in Portuguese] (Rouen, 1500-Portugal, 1580) was a scupltor and architect of French origin, active in Portugal between 1528 and 1580. He participated in the building of the Cathedral of Rouen and in 1518 established himself in Coimbra. He was an “artist of the elite, an intellectual” who occupied a key position in the introduction and consolidation of renaissance values in Portugal. Famous in his own time, his production is vast and notable, spread throughout the north of Portugal, centred around Coimbra where his workshop was located.
[Ref:ão_de_Ruão, consulted 13/03/14, and 28/12/16]

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