Langhans, Carl Gotthard

Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732 - 1808)

Langhans was born in Landeshut in 1732. He died in1808. He was a German builder and architect of the classicism movement. Langhans studied law in Halle, and also mathematics and languages. His architectural skills, he engaged auto- didactically. His first recognition as an architect was the draft of "zum Schifflein Christi" for the Protestant Church in 1764 in Groß-Glogau. He became known in the royal court in Berlin.
In 1788, he moved to Berlin. He died in1808.

Important works

  • Hallway and Muschelsaal in Schloss Rheinsberg
  • Schauspielhaus, Breslau
  • Protestant Kirche, Waldenburg
  • Protestant Kirche, Groß Wartenberg
  • Protestant  Kirche, Reichenbach
  • Dancinghall in the Schloss Bellevue, Berlin
  • Belvedere in the Schlosspark Charlottenburg, Berlin
  • Interior Marmorpalais, Potsdam.
  • Brandenburger Tor, Berlin
  • Castle- Theater Charlottenburg, Berlin
  • German National Theatre, Berlin
  • Observatory, Halle