Josip Vancas

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Birthday
22, 1859
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Dec 15, 1932 (73)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1859
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Dec 15, 1932 (73)

About

Designed the neo-gothic Sarajevo Cathedral, Budapest's Millennial Exhibition, the First Croatian savings bank of Zagreb's palace, Osijek's Normann palace, and Ljubljana's Hotel Union.

Before Fame

He studied architecture in Vienna with Friedrich Schmidt, who was a renowned expert in medieval architecture. He was a student from 1876 until 1881 at the Technical University in Vienna, where he was employed in the atelier of F. Fellner and H. Helmer.

Trivia

He designed over 200 buildings while living in Sarajevo and contributed greatly to the architectural landscapes of Croatia and Slovenia.

Family Life

His family was residing in Sopron, Kingdom of Hungary, when he was born; at some point during his early years, they relocated to Zagreb, where he was living when he died.

Associated With

He spent much of his life in Sarajevo, where singer Zdravko Colic was born.