Peter Scheemakers


Birthday January 16, 1691

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Belgium

DEATH DATE Sep 12, 1781 (90)

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Flemish Roman Catholic sculptor who worked for most of his career in London. He worked on many Church monuments around England.

Before Fame

He traveled to Rome where he studied classical and baroque styles of sculpture.


He created several church monuments which can be found around England.

Family Life

His brother Henry Scheemakers was also a sculptor.

Associated With

He is best known for his sculpture of William Shakespeare which was erected in Westminster, Abbey.