Portrait of Ferdinand Meldahl painted by Peder Severin Krøyer in 1882
16 March 1827|
|Died||3 February 1908
Ferdinand Meldahl (16 March 1827 – 3 February 1908) was a Danish architect best known for the reconstruction of Frederiksborg Castle after the fire in 1859. Meldahl was one of the leading proponents of historicism in Denmark.
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.
- City Hall of Fredericia (1859)
- Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík (1880–81)
- Reconstruction of Frederiksborg Palace after the fire in 1859 (1860–84)
- Completion of Frederik's Church in Copenhagen (1878–94)
- Ferdinand Meldahl (in Danish). Danmarks Radio.
- Hartung, Annette (2004-02-06) Huse fortæller historie (in Danish). Ingeniøren.
- Schiødte, Erik (1897) "Meldahl, Ferdinand" (in Danish) in Bricka, Carl Frederik (ed.) Dansk Biografisk Lexikon, tillige omfattende Norge for Tidsrummet 1537-1814, XI. bind, Maar–Müllner. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, pp. 250–53.
- Bligaard, Mette (2008) Frederiksborgs genrejsning. Historicisme i teori og praksis (in Danish). ISBN 978-87-7695-079-8.
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