The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard

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FISCHER VON ERLACH, Johann Bernhard, Austrian architect: b. Vienna 1650; d. 1723. He spent some time at Rome in preparation for the profession of architect. On his return to his native city he received commissions for several important buildings, including the castle of Schönbrunn, the Hofbibliothek, the palace of Prince Eugène, Church of Saint Charles Boromeo, etc., all in the Baroque style. He also was employed at Prague and Breslau.