BOY, Willem
(b. ca. 1520, Mechelen, d. 1592, Stockholm)

Exterior view

begun 1572
Klara Church, Stockholm

The Convent and Church of St. Clare was founded on the site in 1280s. In 1527, Gustav Vasa, King of Sweden, had the church and convent torn down. Construction of the current church, the Church of Saint Clare or Klara Church, designed by Willem Boy, started in 1572 under Johan III. The high church tower was built as part of restoration work in the 1880s.