Strack, Heinrich

BORN 24 Jul 1805, Bückeburg, Niedersachsen - DIED 12 Jun 1880, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Strack, Johann Heinrich
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CH-7-31 (3. Weg li., li. S.))

Johann Heinrich Strack was a pupil of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. In 1839 he started teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. In 1845 he was commissioned to build castle Babelsberg near Potsdam. He was sent to Athens by the government in 1862 and there, together with Ernst Curtius and Karl Bötticher, he discovered the theatre of Dionysos at the foot of the Acropolis.

He designed the grave monument of F.A. Stüler, who died in 1865 and with whom he had worked. Between 1869 and 1873 he built the Siegessäule in Berlin. When he retired in 1876 he was named 'architect of the emperor' by Wilhelm I.

Related persons
• was teacher of Heidecke, Christian
• was pupil of Schinkel, Karl Friedrich
• has a connection with Stüler, Friedrich August


The grave of Johann Heinrich Strack at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (21 Jan 2004)


• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Heinrich Strack - Wikipedia

Strakosch, Maurice

Published: 01 Jun 2013
Last update: 11 Feb 2023