Matthias was born in Arras, but little else is known about his early life. In 1344 he was summoned to Prague from the papal court of Avignon by Charles IV to lead works on the newly founded Saint Vitus Cathedral. He is also widely recognized as the architect of Karlstein Castle, although this fact is not fully authenticated.
Arras is located in northern France in the Hauts-de-France region. Hauts-de-France is divided into five departments : Nord , Pas-de-Calais , Somme , Oise , Aisne . Arras is in the south-east part of the Pas-de-Calais department and forms the Arras district ( arrondissement d'Arras ) in the Artois , a former province of northern France.
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Matthias of Arras (?–1352) Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague; Villard de Honnecourt (14th century) – architecture plans Renaissance to Revolution. Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau (c. 1510–c. 1585) Important book of architectural engravings; Philibert Delorme (or De L'Orme) (1510/1515–1570) Chateau d'Anet (c.1550) – for Diane de Poitiers
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Louis XIII reconquered Arras in 1640; the town officially became part of France in 1659. Arras is Pas-de-Calais’ third most populous town after Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The town counted 43,693 residents in 2012, with the Arras metropolitan area having a population of 124,200.
Arras was the birthplace of: Matthias of Arras (1290?–1352), architect; Antoine de Févin (c.1470–1511 or 1512), composer; Charles de l'Écluse (1526–1609), doctor and pioneering botanist; Philippe Rogier (c. 1561–1596), composer; Maximilien Francois Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758–1794), French revolutionary leader
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Charles brought Matthias of Arras from Avignon to Prague so that, with the aid of Peter Parler of Gmünd (in Suabia), he might build the beautiful Cathedral of St. Vitus, the corner-stone of which had been laid by the emperor's father. It is yet unfinished.