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Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann

Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann German architect

German architect
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Intro German architect
Known for Zwinger, Japanisches Palais, Pillnitz Castle, Barockgarten Großsedlitz, Pałac Radomierzyce, Pöppelmannbrücke (Grimma)
A.K.A. Matthes Daniel Pöppelmann, Matthes Pöppelmann, Matthaus Daniel Poppe...
Was Architect Construction worker Urban planner
From Germany
Type Engineering Social science
Gender male
Birth 3 May 1662, Herford, Germany
Death 17 January 1736, Dresden, Germany (aged 73 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Children: Carl Frederick PöppelmannJohann Adolph Pöppelmann
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Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann.
Zwinger in Dresden, main work of Pöppelmann

Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann (1662–1736) was a German master builder and architect who helped to rebuild Dresden after the fire of 1685. His most famous work is the Zwinger Palace.

Life

Pöppelmann was born in Herford in Westphalia on 3 May 1662 the son of a shopkeeper.

In 1680 he began working on an unpaid basis as a building designer in the court of Dresden Castle.

As court architect for the King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, Augustus II the Strong, he designed the grandiose Zwinger palace in Dresden. He was also in charge of major works at Dresden Castle, Pillnitz Castle and he designed the Vineyard Church (Weinbergkirche) in Pillnitz. Pöppelmann, together with Johann Christoph Naumann, developed an urban plan for a portion of the city of Warsaw, Poland, which was only partially realized, including the Saxon Axis and other important streetscapes.

He died in Dresden on 17 January 1736. He is buried in the Matthauskirche in Dresden.

He was the grandfather of the famous actress Friederike Sophie Seyler.

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