Hendrik Petrus Berlage

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Birthday
21, 1856
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 12, 1934 (78)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1856
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 12, 1934 (78)

About

Known as "The Father of Modern Architecture"; he inspired many Dutch architects of the 1920s, such as The Traditionalists. His projects included the Amsterdam Commodities Exchange and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at the Zurich Institute of Technology with the famed Gottfried Semper. He and fellow architect Theodore Sanders opened a firm in the Netherlands during the 1880s that specialized in projects both practical and idealistic.

Trivia

He was inspired by Neo-Romanesque brickwork and liked to incorporate exposed brick walls.

Family Life

He fathered two children. He passed away in 1934 at The Hague, but his contributions would be honored in 1970 when the IAU used his name for the lunar crater, Berlage.

Associated With

He and Frank Lloyd Wright were contemporaries.