b. around 1480, d. Muehlau bei Innsbruck (Tyrol), March 1534, ore caster. Probably from Innsbruck-Hoetting. G. was called to Innsbruck from Nuremberg in 1508 as a caster of rifles; cast the 23 small statuettes of the Habsburg dynasty's family saints designed by J. Koelderer and modelled by L. Magt for the Tomb of Maximilian in the Innsbruck Hofkirche between 1514 and 1520. After 1518 cast large statues for tombs.
Literature#V. Oberhammer, Die Bronzestandbilder des Maximiliangrabmales in der Hofkirche zu Innsbruck, 1935.