Miller, Ferdinand, ritter von

BRONZE CASTER (BAVARIA)
BORN 18 Oct 1813, Fürstenfeldbrück, Bayern - DIED 11 Feb 1887, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (right wall 79/80)

Ferdinand Ritter von Miller learned the trade of bronze casting from his uncle J.B. Stieglmayer, who enabled him to study in Paris. There he knew Alexander von Humboldt. Back in Munich he worked at royal statues by Schwanthaler. In 1840 he married Anna Pösl (1815-1890).

From 1844 until 1850 he was involved with the construction of the enormous Bavaria statue at the Theresienwiese in Munich. When it was finished in 1851 he was knighted. He casted the doors of the Capitol in Washington, the Goethe and Schiller monumnet in Weimar and the Germania for the Niederwalddenkmal. Von Miller was a member of the Bavarian Landtag and of the German Reichstag.

His son Oskar von Miller was the founder of the Deutschen Museum in Munich.

Family
• Son: Miller, Wilhelm von

Sources
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Ferdinand von Miller – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Ferdinand Ritter von Miller at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Jan 1997)

 


Miller, Wilhelm von

Published: 2 Nov 2008
Last update: 2 Nov 2008