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Diogo de Arruda (14?? - 1531)

The New Court of the Évora Monte Castle is the oldest documented work by this Portuguese master architect. Diogo de Arruda is one of the leading figures associated to building the Convent of Christ - he was its master-builder from 1510 to 1513.
From 1513 onwards he stayed at the Azamor stronghold in North Africa working as a military engineer.
His overall works are one of the most perfect examples of Manueline style - its decoration filled with references to nature and its symbology and the heraldic representation of King Manuel I.

Other works:
The Parish Church of Viana do Alentejo