Nicolò Pacassi

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Pacassi's reconstructed Kärntnertortheater as it looked ca. 1830

Nicolò Pacassi (1716–1790), also known as Nikolaus Pacassi, was an Austrian architect of Italian (Friulian) descent. He was born in Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria in a family of merchants from the Gorizia. In 1753, he was appointed court architect to Maria Theresa of Austria. He was commissioned many works throughout the Austrian Empire, mainly in Vienna, Prague, Innsbruck, Buda and his native Gorizia and Gradisca. He died in Vienna.