Christoph Dientzenhofer

The Church of St. Nicolas in Prague

Christoph Dientzenhofer (Czech: Kryštof Dientzenhofer) (born 7 July 1655 in St. Margarethen near Brannenburg, Landkreis Rosenheim - 20 June 1722 in Prague)[1] was a prominent Bavarian architect of South-German, Austrian and Bohemian Baroque. He was a member of the famous Dientzenhofer family of architects, and the father of Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.

Among his works are the Church of St. Nicholas (1703–11, later completed by his son) and the Brevnov Monastery (1708–21) in Prague, church of St. Klara in Eger (Cheb) (1708–11).[1] Some of his works are difficult to identify, due to the lack of documentation.

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  1. 1 2 Deutsche Biografie: "Dientzenhofer, Christoph von", retrieved 23 September 2012 (in German)
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