OBBERGEN, Anthonis van
(b. 1543, Mechelen, d. 1611, Gdañsk)

General view

City Hall, Gdañsk

The 16th century marked the exodus of protestant intellectuals from the Southern Netherlands. One of them was Anthonis van Obbergen, who left his mark in Poland, especially in Gdañsk, where he built ramparts and added many Flemish elements to the renovated City Hall, rebuilt after a fire in 1556.