Franz Anton Grimm

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Franz Anton Grimm
Grimm's coffin

Franz Anton Grimm , Czech František Antonín Grimm (born October 2, 1710 in Brno ; † January 17, 1784 there ) was a Moravian builder of the late Baroque, map collector and engineer.


The son of the baroque master builder Moritz Grimm studied with Nicola Salvi in Rome between 1735 and 1739 . Since the middle of the 18th century, Grimm was the court architect of the Princes Dietrichstein .

His and his father's corpses are mummified in the Brno Capuchin crypt . Grimm's estate is kept in the library of the Rájec nad Svitavou castle and includes 200 engravings from the years 1542 to 1738 as well as various architectural writings.

Works (selection)


  • Jiří Kroupa: František Antonín Grimm v Římě . Opuscula Historiae Artium, Brno, Masarykova univerzita. ISSN  1211-7390 , 2002, vol. F 46, no. 1, pp. 5-27.

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