Gottfried Johann Schädel

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Schädel, Gottfried Johann


Born 1680’s in Wandsbek, near Hamburg; died Feb. 10 (21), 1752, in Kiev. German architect active in Russia from 1713; representative of the baroque style.

From 1716 to 1726, Schädel directed the construction of A. D. Menshikov’s palaces in St. Petersburg and Oranienbaum (presentday Lomonosov). In 1730 he worked on the designs for the bell tower of the Don Monastery in Moscow. He worked in Kiev from 1730, where he built the bell tower in the Kiev-Pecherskaia Laura and a number of other buildings.

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