The Garden Guide

von Hildebrandt, Johann Lucas

Born - Died : 1663 - 1745

Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt was born in Genoa, Italy,the son of a German officer. He studied architecture in Rome under Carlo Fontana and became a military engineer under Prince Eugene of Savoy. In 1696 he moved to Vienna and became an architect to the court and the nobility. Prince Eugene commissioned him to design The Belvedere outside the medieval walls of Vienna with a small baroque garden linking two palaces.After Fischer von Erlach's death Hildebrandt became the first court architect, for a short time, and desinged the terraces at Schlosshof (1725-1732) and the palace of Rackeve on an island in the Danube near Budapest.

Gardens designed by von Hildebrandt, Johann Lucas