Rupert von Miller

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Grave of Rupert von Miller in Bad Wiessee
Church of the Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) in Bad Wiessee

Rupert von Miller (19 February 1879–30 December 1951)[1]) was a German architect and sculptor.

Rupert von Miller was born in Munich, son of the bronze caster, goldsmith and sculptor Fritz von Miller and grandson of the bronze caster Ferdinand von Miller. He studied in Munich and Berlin.

He designed the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St. Maria Himmelfahrt) in Bad Wiessee.[2] He also made figures for the Reichenbach Bridge and a bronze bust of his father in the family's chapel in St. Benno's Church, Munich.[3]

In 1930 the von Miller bronze foundry received a commission for a monument to Simón Bolívar. Rupert made the design for the 3.5-metres-high statue, which was set up in the centre of Bogotá.[4]

The Rupert-von-Miller-Platz in Bad Wiessee was named after him. He is buried in the mountain burial ground in Bad Wiessee.[5]

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