LOTTER, Hieronymus
(b. 1497, Nürnberg, d. 1580, Geyer)

Biography

Hieronymus Lotter was a merchant and mayor of Leipzig several times, chief engineer of important sovereign construction projects in Saxony, driving force in Leipzig for extensive construction of the council. Lotter worked as a master builder of Duke Moritz of Saxony under the direction master builder Caspar Voigt von Wierandt (d. 1560). Formerly he was considered a major architect of the Renaissance, today, his role is seen more differentiated and above all his organizational function is emphasized.