Jacques du Broeucq

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Saint Bartholomew, in the Sainte Waudru collegiate church in Mons.

Jacques du Broeucq (c.1505–c.1584) was a sculptor and architect from Southern Netherlands.

Jacques du Broeucq was born and died in Mons and is perhaps best known as the teacher of Giambologna in Antwerp.

Du Broeucq rebuilt the castle of Binche south of Brussels for Queen Mary of Hungary, governess of the Spanish Netherlands, in 1545-49; Binche, the center of Mary's patronage, was intended to rival Fontainebleau; it was demolished by the soldiers of Henry II of France in 1554.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Wellens, Jacques du Broeucq, sculpteur et architecte de la renaissance (Brussels) 1962