Rudolph Rothe

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Rudolph Rothe

Rudolph Rothe (1802–1877) was a Danish landscape architect who was awarded the high-ranking title of etatsråd for his achievements. Talented in both the practical and theoretical aspects of landscape gardening, he exterted considerable influence on the development of the art in Denmark.

Early life[edit]

After apprecticeships in Frederiksberg Park and Rosenborg Gardens, he took the gardening examination in 1821. He became assistant gardener in Copenhagen's Botanical Garden (1821–1823) before qualifying in botany and botanical gardening in 1823.[1]


From 1828 to 1833, he performed the duties both of private secretary and palace gardener for A.W. Moltke at Bregentved. He was later employed as landscape architect at Fredensborg Palace (1833–1849). He also contributed to the development of Søndermarken. In addition to many publications, he was instrumental in founding the association Selskabet til Haveculturens Fremme (Society for the Future of Gardening) in 1834 and was also active in the company which launched the magazine Have-Tidende (Garden Times, 1835–1843), Denmark's first gardening periodical.[1][2]

Culture canon[edit]

Rudolph Rothe is listed in the Danish Culture Canon in connection with Jægersborg Dyrehave.[3]


  1. ^ a b Lulu Salto Stephensen, "Rudolph Rothe", Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs kunstnerleksikon. (Danish) Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Rudolph Rothe", Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. (Danish) Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Dyrehaven", Kulturkanonen. (Danish) Retrieved 14 January 2013.