|ARCHITECT, BUILDER (GERMANY)|
BORN 23 Nov 1806, Geisenheim, Hessen - DIED 3 Jan 1889, Sanremo, Liguria|
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Alter Friedhof, Platter Strasse
Philipp Hoffmann was appointed building assessor in the Civil Service of Nassau in 1830. He designed the Neo-Gothic expansion for the Rheingauer Dom in Geisenheim that was built between 1834 and 1838. For his collaboration on the design of the Stadschloss in Wiesbaden he was sent to Pompeii by Georg Moller to draw the Roman paintings that were used for the interior of the Stadschloss.
In 1850 he became court architect in Nassau. In Wiesbaden he built the St. Bonifatius Church (1844-1849), the Russian Orthodox Church (1847-1855) and the Monopteros (1863-1869). In 1865 he constructed the Waterloo monument on the Luisenplatz. He died in 1889 in Sanremo. The portrait on his monument at the Alter Friedhofhof in Wiesbaden was created in 2014 by Kirsten Herold in replacement of the original.
Philipp Hoffmann (Architekt) – Wikipedia