Gärtner, Friedrich von

ARCHITECT (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Dec 1792, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz - DIED 21 Apr 1847, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (Neue Arkade 175)

Son of the architect Johann Andreas Gärtner, who participated in building the Royal Castle in Koblenz. Friedrich studied at the Art Academy in Munich. In 1812 he moved to Paris where he studied until 1814. He lived in Rome, Naples and on Sicily until he became a Professor of Building in Munich in 1819. He also became the director of the Porcelain Manufactory Nymphenburg.

In 1827 he was commissioned with designing the Bavarian National Library and State Archive, now known as the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. He became a favourite of the king and in 1829 he started bulding the Ludwigskirche. During the next years he supervised many public building projects in Munich. He also restored the cathedral in Bamberg.

In 1842 he became the director of the Academy of Art in Munich. In that year he also started the enlargement of the Alte Südfriedhof (Old Southern Cemetery) in Munich that was built in Campo Santo style. It was there that he was buried after his death in 1847 in Munich.

Related persons
• employed Höchl, Josef
• worked for Ludwig I, König von Bayern

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Baedeker's Munich, The Automobile Association, 1985
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_von_G%C3%A4rtner

Images

The grave of Friedrich von Gärtner at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)

 


Gaskell, Elizabeth

Published: 17 Jan 2016
Last update: 17 Jan 2016