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Claus BerghAge: 65 years14701535

Name
Claus Bergh
Surname
Bergh
Given names
Claus
Birth 1470
Death of a fatherJakob Berg
1485 (Age 15 years)

Death of a sisterGrethe Berg
1490 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Frantz Claussen Bergh
about 1504 (Age 34 years)
Death about 1535 (Age 65 years)
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Birth

1470

Birth

About 1475

Birth

About 1475

Death

About 1535

Death

After 1532

Note

He had a workshop in Odense where he (and his team) carved religious statues. His largest sur viving piece is the pulpit in the church in Odense, Denmark. There are examples in the museu m in Copenhagen.

Claus Bergh was a very close friend of the queen of Denmark, she lived in Odense on Fyn, whil e the king mostly lived in Copenhagen, and she awarded him work in churches, specially on Fyn , but there also is a beautiful piece in a small beautiful island called Ærø (worth a visit t oo)

In the history books he is presented as”the most gifted wood carver in northern Europe at th e time”. The altarpiece in Odense Domkirke (it is easy to find on internet) is first carved i n wood, and then covered with gold.

Wikipedia entry at:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claus_Berg