The New International Encyclopædia/Förster, Ludwig von

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FÖRSTER, Ludwig von (1797-1863). A German architect, born at Bayreuth. He is chiefly remarkable for the impetus he gave to German and Austrian architecture by the foundation in 1836 of the Allgemeine Bauzeitung, a review devoted to that subject. Among the buildings erected by him in Vienna are the synagogue in the Leopoldstadt (1838) and the Protestant Church of Gumpendorf (1849). He was also architect for the Elizabeth bridge. All his work is in and near Vienna, and is executed in Renaissance style.