NATES, Juan de
(b. ca. 1545, Secadura, d. ca. 1613, Valladolid)

Biography

Juan de Nates (Nantes or Nattes), Spanish master stonemason and architect. He was the son of Pedro Gomez de Nates, a stonemason, and he learned the trade with his father in Valladolid, where he lived most of his life and where most of his works are recorded.

He was the disciple of Juan de Herrera, and together with Juan Ribero Rada (1540-1600) the largest disseminator of classicism in the northern Spanish Plateau.