Ernst Moritz Theodor Ziller
June 22, 1837
|Died||November 4, 1923 (aged 86)|
|Other names||Ερνέστος Τσίλλερ (Ernestos Tsiller)|
|Alma mater||Dresden Academy of Fine Arts|
|Children||Iosifina Dimas-Ziller (1885-1965)|
Ernst Moritz Theodor Ziller (Greek: Ερνέστος Τσίλλερ, Ernestos Tsiller; 22 June 1837 – 4 November 1923) was a German-born university teacher and architect who later became a Greek national. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he was a major designer of royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras, and other Greek cities.
Ziller was born in the rural community of Serkowitz in the district of Radebeul in Saxony. After graduating from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1858, he went to work for Danish architect Theophilus Hansen. In 1861, Hansen sent him to Athens. In 1872 he was appointed a professor at the Royal School of Arts, now National Technical University of Athens. He was married to a Greek wife, Sofia Doudou-Ziller. His daughter Iosifina Dimas-Ziller (1885-1965) was an impressionist painter.
In 1885, he designed a three-story mansion where his family resided until 1912. Now known as the Ziller mansion, the residence was later acquired by Greek banker Dionysios P. Loverdos (1878–1934). Ziller died in Athens and was buried at the First Cemetery of Athens.
List of buildings
Below is a list of buildings designed by Ernst Ziller.
- Andreas Syngros mansion (now Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Church of Saint Luke
- Hotels "Megas Alexandros" and "Bakeion", Omonoia Square
- Iliou Melathron (now Numismatic Museum of Athens)
- Melas Mansion
- National Chemistry Institute of Greece (at the University of Athens)
- National Theatre of Greece
- Old building of the Hellenic Military Academy
- Old headquarters building of the National Bank of Greece
- Peloponnese Railway Station
- Presidential Mansion
- Stathatos Mansion
- Thon mansion (destroyed during the Dekemvriana)
- Villa Atlantis
- Loverdo Museum (former Ziller mansion, Academy Street 58a)
- Archaeological Museum of Aigion (old Municipal market)
- Cathedral Church of Panagia Faneromeni
- Church of Esodia of Theotokos
- Church of St. Andrew
- Municipal Market of Argos
- Apollon Theatre (Patras)
- Perivolaropoulos mansion
- Archaeological Museum of Pyrgos (old Municipal Market)
- Municipal Theater of Pyrgos
- Old City Hall
- Railway station of Pyrgos
- Ermoupolis City Hall
- Greek consulate in Thessaloniki (today the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle)
- Metropolitan Church of Saint Gregory Palamas
- Metropolis building
- Theageneio Hospital
- Archaeological Museum of Milos
- Court House of Tripoli
- Church of Sainte Marina, Velo, Corinthia
- Metropolitan Theater of Zakynthos
- Railway station of Olympia
- Former City Hall of Kea
- Former Primary School of Kea (now town hall)
- Marble fountain of 1872 at Syntagma Square
- Academy of Athens
- National Archaeological Museum of Athens
- National Library of Greece
- Panathinaiko Stadium, renovation
Metropolitan Theater of Zakynthos (city)
Old municipal market of Pyrgos, Elis
The old headquarters building of the National Bank of Greece
Panagia Faneromeni Church, Aigio
The Court House of Tripoli
City Hall of Gytheio
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- Friedbert Ficker (2003). Ernst Ziller – ein sächsischer Architekt und Bauforscher in Griechenland: Die Familie Ziller Taschenbuc. Allgäu: Der Kunstverlag Josef Fink. ISBN 978-3898700764. (in German)