Erdmannsdorff, Friedrich Wilhelm

ARCHITECT (GERMANY)
BORN 18 May 1736, Dresden - DIED 9 Mar 1800, Dessau
GRAVE LOCATION Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt: Alter Friedhof I, Chaponstrasse

Educated at the Ritterakademie in Dresden (1750-1754) and the University of wittenberg (1754-1757). From 1761 to 1763 he lived in Italy and after his return he worked for Leopold Friedrich Franz of Dessau.

From 1787 to 1789 he was employed by Wilhelm II of Prussia in Potsdam and Berlin. After that time he lived and worked in Italy, Weimar, Gotha, Kassel and Karlsruhe. He designed the Orangerie and the Hoftheater in Dessau.

Sources
Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff – Wikipedia
• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973
• Streidt, Gert & Peter Feierabend, Pruisen, kunst en architectuur, Könemann, Köln, 2000

Images

The grave of Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff at the Alter Friedhof, Dessau.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2007)

 


Erhardt, Heinz

Published: 26 Sep 2010
Last update: 26 Sep 2010