Frederick Law Olmsted


Birthday April 26, 1822

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Hartford, CT

DEATH DATE Aug 28, 1903 (81)

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Landscape designer of Central Park and many other well-known U.S. parks.

Before Fame

He attended Yale University.


He designed the landscaping around the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Family Life

He married his brother's widow, Mary Cleveland Perkins, who gave birth to Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. on July 24, 1870.

Associated With

During the Civil War, he directed the Sanitary Commission that Louisa May Alcott served on.