RIED, Benedikt
(b. ca. 1454, d. ca. 1534, Louny)


Benedikt Ried (also Rejt or Rieth), German architect, active in Bohemia. There is little documented information about his life. According to some of them, he came to Prague as a military engineer to rebuild the Prague Castle fortification. He became the leading medieval architect in Bohemia who built the Vladislav Hall (1493-1515) in Prague Castle, St. Barbara's Church, Kutna Hora, (c. 1482) and other buildings in Late Gothic and early Renaissance style.