Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer

Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer

Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer by Jan Vilímek.
Born (1689-09-01)1 September 1689
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
Died 18 December 1751(1751-12-18) (aged 62)
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
Nationality Bohemian
Known for Architecture
Notable work St. Nicholas Church in the Lesser Town of Prague,
St. Nicholas Church in the Old Town of Prague,
Kinský Palace in the Old Town of Prague
Movement Baroque (Radical Baroque of Bohemia)

Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (Czech: Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer) (1 September 1689, Prague – 18 December 1751) was a Bohemian[1] architect of the Baroque era. He was the fifth son of the German architect Christoph Dientzenhofer and the Bohemian German ethnics Maria Anna Aichbauer (née Lang), the widow of the architect Johann Georg Achbauer the Elder,[2] and a member of the well known Dientzenhofer family of architects. As an architect he co-operated with his father and with Jan Santini Aichel.

Among Dientzenhofer's buildings are the Church of St. John of Nepomuk, the St. Nicholas Church, and the Vila Amerika and Kinský Palace in Prague. He also built numerous churches and secular buildings in other towns of Bohemia. Many of his later projects were realized by his pupil and son-in-law Anselmo Martino Lurago.


St Nicholas Church, Old Town Square, Prague
Kinsky Palace. Prague
St. Magdalene Church. Karlovy Vary

In Prague

Outside of Prague



  1. Jiroutek, Jiří; Miloš Kruml; Martin Kubelík (1995). Historická architektura : Věda, výzkum, praxe: sborník k poctě Milana Pavlíka. Jalna. p. 131. ISBN 80-901743-1-0.
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