The New International Encyclopædia/Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard
FISCHER VON ERLACH, fṓn ĕr′läG, Johann Bernhard (1656-1723). An Austrian architect, born at Gratz. He studied in Rome, and his work shows the influence of Bernini. He built the Chateau of Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the Austrian Court; the churches of Saint Charles Borromeo and of Saint Peter; and the palace of Prince Eugene, all in Vienna. He was at work on his history of architecture, Entwurf einer historischen Architectur (1721), at the time of his death. Joseph Emanuel (1695-1742), his son, finished the work left uncompleted by his father, and was a remarkable hydraulic engineer.