Dankberg, Friedrich Wilhelm

BORN 9 Oct 1819, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 13 Oct 1866, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CM)

Friedrich Dankberg learned carpentry in his home country before he moved to Berlin in 1839. There he worked as a master carpenter and he studied at the Art Academy. He was also taught by the sculptor Friedrich Wilhelm Holbein. He produced his first works, but in 1843 he left the Art Academy and started a company that produced industrial art. Soon architects like Ludwig Persius and Friedrich Hitzig became aware of his work and gave him commissions for sculptural works. He decorated the new Borsig factory in Berlin-Moabit and met August Borsig, himself, who supported him afterwards.

His company grew and employed 50 people when he decided to move to Friedrichstraße 214 in cooperation with his brothers Carl Ludwig (1823-1889) and Heinrich August (1828-1888). Among his commissions were the decoration of Babelsberg Castle, the Berlin City Palace and the Orangerie of Sanssouci Palace. He died of a stroke in Berlin in 1866 at the age of 47.

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The grave of Friedrich Wilhelm Dankberg at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2019)


• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Friedrich Wilhelm Dankberg – Wikipedia

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Published: 09 Feb 2020
Last update: 09 Feb 2020