Hansen, Theofil Eduard, Freiherr von

ARCHITECT (DENMARK)
BORN 13 Jul 1813, Kopenhagen - DIED 17 Feb 1891, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 14 A, nummer 20)

Theofil Hansen was a pupil of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. From 1837 onwards he studied architecture and design in Athens. There he designed the National Observatory. In 1846 he went to Vienna where he became an apprentice of the architect Ludwig Förster. Apart from collaborating professionally he also became Förster's son-in-law.

In Vienna he built the Arsenal (1856, now housing the army museum), the Greek-orthodox church at the Fleischmarkt (1858-1861), the Musikverein (1867-1870), the Academy of Fine Arts (1871-1876), the Stock Exchange (1874-1877) and the Austrian Parliament (1874-1883).

He collaborated with Carl Rahl and Otto Wagner. In 1884 he was knighted by the emperor Francis Joseph.

Related persons
• designed grave monument of Prokesch von Osten, Anton, Graf von
• was pupil to Schinkel, Karl Friedrich

Sources
• Brook, Stephen (e.a.), Vienna, Dorling Kindersley, London, 1995
Reformer, Republikaner und Rebellen, Das andere Haus Habsburg-Lotharingen, Piper, München, 1995
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Theophil Hansen - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Theofil Hansen at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 1999)

 


Hanslick, Eduard

Published: 25 Jan 2009
Last update: 3 Feb 2009