Ferdinand Meldahl

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Ferdinand Meldahl
Ferdinand meldahl (1882 painting).jpg
Portrait of Ferdinand Meldahl painted by Peder Severin Krøyer in 1882
Born (1827-03-16)March 16, 1827
Frederiksberg
Died February 3, 1908(1908-02-03) (aged 80)
Copenhagen
Nationality Danish
Buildings

Frederik's Church

Charlottenlund Palace

Ferdinand Meldahl (16 March 1827 – 3 February 1908) was a Danish architect best known for the reconstruction of Frederiksborg Palace after the fire in 1859. Meldahl was one of the leading proponents of historicism in Denmark.[1]

As a member of the municipal council of Copenhagen Municipality for 27 years from 1866, Meldahl managed to significantly influence the city.[2]

In 1857, he became a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and in 1863 a professor at the academy. He was its manager from 1873 to 1890.

In 1904, he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on the occasion of the visit of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. At the time he was Chamberlain to the King Christian IX of Denmark and Vice President of the Danish Royal Academy of Arts.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hartung.
  2. ^ Ferdinand Meldahl, Danmarks Radio.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27669. p. 2581. 1904-05-22. Retrieved 2010-06-27. RVO appointments on the occasion of King Edward VII's visit to Denmark

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bligaard, Mette (2008) Frederiksborgs genrejsning. Historicisme i teori og praksis (Danish). ISBN 978-87-7695-079-8.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Wilhelm Marstrand
Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
1873–1890
Succeeded by
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