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František Maxmilián Kaňka

František Maxmilián Kaňka

Czech architect
František Maxmilián Kaňka
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Intro Czech architect
A.K.A. František Maximilián Kaňka, Maximilian Kanka, Frantisek Maximilian ...
Was Architect
From Czech Republic
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 9 August 1674, Prague, Czech Republic
Death 14 July 1766, Prague, Czech Republic (aged 91 years)
Star sign Leo
Family
Children: Johann Nepomuk Kanka
Notable Works
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Zlonice)  
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Biography

František Maxmilián Kaňka (9 August 1674 – 14 July 1766, both in Prague) was a Czech architect and builder.

He is most famous for reconstructions of palaces and castles of Bohemian noblemen and for designs of churches and other religious buildings, principally in Baroque style. His work includes:

  • reconstruction of Vrtba palace and Vrtba Garden, Prague
  • reconstruction of the Krásný Dvůr Castle, c. 1720
  • with Anselmo Lurago, the Astronomical Tower and other structures at the Clementinum, Prague, c. 1720
  • reconstruction of St. Procopius facade (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Třebíč
  • the chateau Konopiště outside of the town of Benešov, last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and now a museum
  • St. John Nepomuk Church, Kutná Hora
  • Veltrusy Mansion residence of count Václav Antonín Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín
  • reconstruction of Karolinum
St. John Nepomuk Church, Kutná Hora
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http://www.libri.cz/databaze/kdo18/search.php?zp=7&name=KA%D2KA+FRANTI%A9EK+MAXMILI%c.
https://web.archive.org/web/20050501101113/http://pragensia.tiscali.cz/art.asp?id=158
https://d-nb.info/gnd/132799847
http://isni.org/isni/0000000066855934
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017000930
https://aleph.nkp.cz/F/?func=find-c&local_base=aut&ccl_term=ica=jo20000069743&CON_LNG=ENG
https://www.getty.edu/vow/ULANFullDisplay?find=&role=&nation=&subjectid=500085842
https://viaf.org/viaf/8557423
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2017000930
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