Johan Cornelius Krieger

Johan Cornelius Krieger (1683–1755) was a Danish architect and landscape architect, who from the 1720s served as both the country's chief architect, and head of the royal gardens.[1] [2]

Krieger oversaw the construction of Fredensborg Palace and its gardens, as well as an expansion of Frydenlund Manor. He also designed or redeveloped the gardens of Frederiksberg Palace (now Frederiksberg Park), Clausholm Castle, Rosenborg Castle, Hirschholm Palace, and Odense Palace. Following the Copenhagen Fire of 1728, he was involved in the plan to reconstruct the city using brick-faced houses.[3] He was an exponent of the baroque architecture and was influenced by the French formal garden style of André Le Nôtre.[1][4]

On 8 March 8 1712, he married Anna Matthisen (1692-1760). He died on 21 September 1755 in Copenhagen.[2]

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  1. "Krieger, Johan Cornelius". The Oxford Companion to the Garden. Oxford University Press. 2006. p. 269. ISBN 0-19-866255-6.
  2. Hans Edvard Nørregård-Nielsen. "Johan Cornelius Krieger". Dansk Biografisk Leksikon, Gyldendal. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. Fisker, Kay. "The History of Domestic Architecture in Denmark." The Architecture of Denmark. Aarhus: Aarhus U, 1949. E-Book.
  4. "Johan Cornelius Krieger". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
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