Klenze, Leo von

BORN 29 Feb 1784, Bockelah, Niedersachsen (near Schladen) - DIED 26 Jan 1864, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (Neue Arkade 171)

Leo von Klenze's became Court Architect to king Jerôme Bonaparte of Westfalen in 1808. His forst work was the Ballhouse near Schloss Wilhelmshöhe (Kassel) that became the Court Theatre of the king.

In 1816 he built the Schloss Ismaning for Eugène de Beauharnais and in the same year he succeeded Karl von Fischer as Royal Architect of Ludwig I of Bavaria. The buildings he designed were in strictly neo classicistisc style.

In Munich he was reponsible for the southern part of the Ludwigstrasse, the Glyptothek, the Ruhmeshalle, the alte Pinakothek and the Königsbau. He also created the Walhalla near Regensburg. In 1853 he was knighted and in 1862 he became a Honorary Citizen of Munich.

Related persons
• worked for Beauharnais, Eugène Rose de, Duke of Leuchtenberg
• employed Höchl, Josef
• is brother/sister of Klenze, Clemens August Carl
• cooperated with Riedel, Eduard von


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


Baedeker's Munich, The Automobile Association, 1985
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989

Klesheim, Anton, Baron

Published: 27 May 2007
Last update: 15 Feb 2022