Isenbert de Xaintes (Saintes)
architect and engineer.
Isenbert appears to have built the bridges at Saintes and La Rochelle (Charente-Inférieure) in France. In a letter of King John of England, dated 1202, he is described as "master of the schools of Xaintes," and recommended to the mayor and citizens of London as qualified to continue the construction of London Bridge which was begun about 1176 by Peter of Colechurch.




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