The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Miller, Ferdinand von

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MILLER, Ferdinand von, German bronze founder: b. Fürstenfeldbruck, 18 Oct. 1813; d. Munich, 11 Feb. 1887. He studied at the Munich Academy, and under his uncle Stiglmayer, as well 39 under Soyer in Paris. He executed the castings from the designs of Schwanthaler, and likewise the great statue of Bavaria at Munich and that of Germania in the Niederwald monument. Among a large number of commissions in America perhaps the most notable was that of the capitol doors at Washington, D. C.