Parler family

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Peter Parler

Parler (Czech: Parléř [ˈparlɛːr̝̊]) was a surname of a family of German architects and sculptors from the 14th century.[1] Founder of the dynasty, Heinrich Parler, came from Cologne, but later lived and worked in Gmünd.[2] His descendants were working in various parts of central Europe, especially in Bohemia. The family name was derived from the word Parlier, meaning "foreman".[3]

Notable members of the family include:

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Asteroid 6550 Parléř, discovered in 1988 by Antonín Mrkos, was named in honour of Peter Parler.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Boehm, Barbara Drake; Fajt, Jiří (2005). Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 191. ISBN 0-19-511241-5. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  2. ^ Harvey, John (1950). The Gothic World, 1100-1600: A Survey of Architecture and Art. London: B. T. Batsford. p. 112. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Gordon (2009). The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art. 3. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 31. ISBN 0195334663. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  4. ^ Parler, Heinrich, Deutsche Biographie; retrieved 3 June 2013.
  5. ^ Harvey, John (1950). The Gothic World, 1100-1600: A Survey of Architecture and Art. London: B. T. Batsford. p. 116. 
  6. ^ Harvey, John (1950). The Gothic World, 1100-1600: A Survey of Architecture and Art. London: B. T. Batsford. p. 52. 
  7. ^ Calkins, Robert G. (1998). Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 278. ISBN 1588391612. 
  8. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 2. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p. 518. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-29718-2. ISBN 978-3-642-29717-5.