Hetzendorf von Hohenberg, Johann Ferdinand#
b. Vienna, Feb. 7, 1733, d. Vienna, Dec. 14, 1816, leading architect during the late Baroque and Romantic eras, partly influenced by new, revolutionary elements of Classicism. 1775 court architect, worked in Schoenbrunn (Palace Theatre, 1766/67; Gloriette, 1775; Roman ruins, 1778) and in Laxenburg. Re-established the Gothic style of the Augustinian and Minoriten Churches in Vienna. Taught at the Vienna Academy.
Other Works: high altars of Heiligenkreuz-Gutenbrunn (1757) and Lichtental (Vienna, 1777); Palais Pallavicini-Fries (Vienna, 1783); drafts for theatre backdrops.
Literature#E. Hainisch, Der Architekt J. F. H. v. H., 1949.