- Cristiano Tessari
Spanish family of master masons and architects. They were active in Andalusia throughout the 16th century, their work spanning the transition from Late Gothic to the Plateresque style and beyond. Hernán Ruiz I el viejo (b Burgos; d Córdoba, 1558) drew up the original plans for inserting the cathedral into the Great Mosque at Córdoba, although his scheme was later altered, and work was completed only in 1607; he also supervised the work on the capilla mayor and transepts (see Córdoba §3, (i), (b)). In the 1550s he oversaw the work then being carried out on Málaga Cathedral by Diego de Vergara (d 1582; see Málaga).
(b Córdoba, c. 1500; d Seville, April 20, 1569).
The son of Hernán Ruiz I, in 1530 he was publicly admitted to the profession of aparejador (clerk of works) in Córdoba, and in 1532...