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Odo of metz
As the architect for the Palatine Chapel at Aachen, Odo of Metz was responsible for the most iconic building of the Carolingian Renaissance. Influenced by the style of the Byzantines, Odo’s design ushered in the Romanesque school of architecture. We know little about Odo’s life — in fact, he is only known as the chapel’s architect thanks to a reference in Einhard’s Vita Karoli
Magni and a lost inscription inside the building itself.