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Dominikus Zimmermann

Dominikus Zimmermann German architect

German architect
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Quick Facts
Intro German architect
Known for Wieskirche
A.K.A. Dominicus Zimmermann
Was Architect Politician
From Germany
Type Engineering Politics
Gender male
Birth 30 June 1685, Wessobrunn, Germany
Death 16 November 1766, Steingaden, Germany (aged 81 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
The details
Biography

Dominikus Zimmermann (30 June 1685, Gaispoint – 16 November 1766, Wies) was a German Rococo architect and stuccoist.

Life

Interior of Wies Church, Steingaden, Germany (1745–54)

Dominikus Zimmermann was born in Gaispoint near Wessobrunn in 1685 and became a Baumeister (Architect) and a stuccoist. His older brother Johann Baptist Zimmermann was an architect and a frescoist. Working together they produced masterpieces such as the church at Steinhausen. Dominikus Zimmermann descended from a family of artists and craftsmen belonging to the so-called Wessobrunner School, worked first as a stuccoist and later as a master builder and architect. He lived in Landsberg am Lech, where he was mayor between 1748–53. He died near the pilgrims' church in Wies near Steingaden in 1766.

Principal works

  • Abbey church, Mödingen (1716–1725) in the district of Dillingen
  • Old town hall (1719) and St John's Church (1752) in Landsberg am Lech
  • Pilgrimage church in Steinhausen near Bad Schussenried (1728–1733)
  • Church of Our Lady in Günzburg (1735–1740)
  • Pilgrimage church in Wies near Steingaden (1745–54)
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