Frederick Law Olmsted

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Birthday
26, 1822
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Aug 28, 1903 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1822
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Aug 28, 1903 (81)

About

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

Before Fame

He attended Yale University.

Trivia

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.