Ludvig Fenger

Ludvig Peter Fenger (7 July 1833 9 March 1905) was a Danish architect. He was a proponent of the Historicist style and from 1886 to 1904 he was City Architect in Copenhagen.

Ludvig Fenger
Born(1833-07-07)7 July 1833
Slots Bjergby, Denmark
Died9 March 1905(1905-03-09) (aged 71)
BuildingsSt. Mathew's Cgurch
Copenhagen Central Fire Station
Vestre Prison

Among his works are several churches, the Central Fire Station and Vestre Prison in Copenhagen. He also directed the renovations of Church of Holmen and Christian IV's Stock Exchange.[1]


Ludvig Fenger was born on 7 July 1833 in the village of Slots Bjergby outside Slagelse as the son of the local pastor. After graduating from Slagelse Latin School he attended the Royal Danish Academy, in the same time working for architects such as Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll, Christian Hansen and Ferdinand Meldahl. He received the Academy's Large Gold Medal in 1866 and went on several journeys abroad from 1867 to 1869. He participated in the Second Schleswig War against Germany, was wounded and became a prisoner of war.[2]

In 1871 Fenger became a member of the Academy and in 1880 he was made a professor. From 1886 he was a corresponding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

In 1885 he entered local politics when he became a member of the Borgerrerpæsentationen in Copenhagen, a post he left when he was appointed City Architect the following year.

Selected works

See also


  1. "Ludvig Fenger". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  2. "Ludvig Fenger". Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
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