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Ludvig Knudsen

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Nationality  Danish
Occupation  Architect

Name  Ludvig Knudsen
Role  Architect
Ludvig Knudsen
Born  August 18, 1843 (1843-08-18) Copenhagen, Denmark
Buildings  St. Stephen's Church, Copenhagen
Died  March 16, 1924, Copenhagen, Denmark
Education  Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Structures  St. Clement's Church, Bornholm

Ludvig Harald Knudsen (18 August 1843 – 16 March 1924) was a Historicist Danish architect. He mainly designed churches, including St. Stephen's Church in Copenhagen's Nørrebro district.



Ludvig Knudsen was born on 18 August 1843 in Copenhagen. He apprenticed as a carpenter and was then admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1860 where he studied under Gustav Friedrich Hetsch. After his graduation in 1869, he worked for both Christian Hansen and Ferdinand Meldahl. In 1871 he assumed a position as Building Inspector in Copenhagen.

He designed a number of churches as well as various other sacral buildings. He was also responsible for the restoration of the Reformed Church and the Garrison Church in Copenhagen.

Selected buildings

  • St. Andrew's Church, Ordrup, Denmark (1871–72)
  • St. Stephen's Church, Nørrebro, Copenhagen (1873–74)
  • Royal Orphanage, Copenhagen (1879–80)
  • Bethesda Mission House, Israels Plads, Copenhagen (1881–82)
  • St. Clement's Church, Bornholm, Denmark (1881–82)
  • Shooting Range Wall, Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society, Copenhagen (1887)
  • Church of Peace, Nørrebro, Copenhagen (1899)
  • Rungsted Church, Rungsted, Denmark (1905–07)
  • References

    Ludvig Knudsen Wikipedia

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