Laves, Georg Ludwig Friedrich

ARCHITECT (GERMANY)
BORN 17 Dec 1788, Uslar - DIED 30 Apr 1864, Hannover, Niedersachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Hannover, Niedersachsen: Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Orli-Wald-Allee 2 (Abteilung 2, Nummer 5 a - b)

Georg Laves grew up in modest circumstances. From 1804 to 1807 he studied at the Building Academy in Kassel that was lead by his Jussow. He continued his studies at the University of Göttingen.

After a year in Italy he became Hofbaumeister in Hanover. In 1821 he was promoted to Hofbaurat. In 1822 he married Wilhelmine Kestner, a granddaughter of Charlotte Buff-Kestner. They had three children and lived at Friedrichswall 5, now known as the Laveshaus.

In 1827 he constructed the Greek Temple at the Donnerberg. In 1838 he built three bridges at the Schlosspark. During the same year he became Oberhofbaurat. Between 1846 and 1848 he was involved at the rebuilding of Schloss Derneburg. In 1852 he became Oberhofbaudirektor.

Sources
Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves – Wikipedia

Images

The tomb of Georg Laves at Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Hannover.
Picture by Androom (15 Dec 2002)

 


Lavirotte, Jules

Published: 16 May 2010
Last update: 18 Dec 2010