ARCHITECT, Dutch
(active after 1639 in Leiden)

Interior view

begun 1639
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Marekerk, Leiden

The Marekerk in Leiden is one of the fine examples of the Calvinist preaching churches in the Netherlands. The master builder Arent van 's-Gravesande (c. 1610-1662) used a ground plan derived from antiquity, an octagon with ambulatory, which had been interpreted by Leonardo da Vinci.




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