Abbot Suger

Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading

Stained Glass Used to Create Large Windows in Abbey St-Denis

Large scale stained glass were used to create large windows in the choir and ambulatory sections of the Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France during the rebuilding from 1137 to 1144. Continue reading

Tempered Glass Patented by the French

Tempered glass manufacturing was patented by French glassmaker, Continue reading

Glass Mirrors Distortion Free

In 1687, a French glass artisan, by the name of Bernard Perrot patented a technique of rolling out smooth planes of glass, and created the first glass mirrors free of distortion.
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