Thomas Arundel
archbishop and Lord High Chancellor; b. 1353, d. February 19, 1413.
This famous ecclesiastic and statesman was the third son of Richard Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel. He was made archdeacon of Taunton in 1373, and August 13 of the same year was promoted to the bishopric of Ely (Cambridgeshire, England). He was created archbishop of York April 3, 1388, and archbishop of Canterbury September 25, 1396. He was several times chancellor of the kingdom. While archbishop of York he built, or caused to be built, the episcopal palaces of Holborn and York. At Canterbury he gave a chime of five bells called "Arundell ryng," and a thousand marks for the construction of the nave of the cathedral. He built a spire on the northwest tower of the cathedral.

Jean de Bayeux (I)
architect; d. 1398.
May 29, 1388, he succeeded Jean des Perriers (Desperriers, or Périer) as maître maçonnerie of the city of Rouen. In 1390 he made plans for the reconstruction of the "Beffroi" at Rouen. He built a large part of the city wall, including the tower called Guillaume-Lion, and the Porte Martainville, for which he made the plans in 1394.

Giacomello di Antonio dalle Masegne
Venetian sculptor and architect of the late Gothic period.
His work shows Tuscan influence decidedly. In 1388 the Frati Minori of the church of S. Francesco at Bologna contracted with Masegne to make the great altar of that church. It is adorned with statuettes of the Virgin and saints, and bas-reliefs of the Coronation of the Virgin, and other subjects. In 1400 he made the tomb of Antonio Venier at the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo in Venice. A brother called Pietro Paolo dalle Masegne is stated to have worked with him. The Septo, or low screen enclosing the choir of S. Mark's church, Venice, with numerous statuettes, were made by the Masegne in 1394-1397.




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