Johannes Seiz

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Johannes Seiz (born July 10, 1717 in Wiesentheid ( Franconia ); † November 23, 1779 in Ehrenbreitstein ) was court architect in the Electorate of Trier .


Johannes Seiz was born as the son of Johann Georg Seitz (* 1689 in Bichlbach (OT Lähn), Reutte district ; † December 31, 1739 in Ehrenbreitstein). The father came from Tyrol and moved to Wiesentheid in Franconia around 1715. He was initially in the service of Count Franz Erwin von Schönborn-Wiesentheid . After Franz Georg von Schönborn became elector in Trier in 1729 , he appointed Johann Georg Seitz as "Kurtrierischer Hofwerkmeister" temporarily from Wiesentheid , which he finally left in 1733, to Ehrenbreitstein . Two of his sons, Johannes Seiz and Johann Andreas Seiz turned to the construction industry, they both later spelled their names with a simple "z". Johannes Seiz came to Ehrenbreitstein with his father Johann Georg Seitz in 1733 . Under his guidance, he worked his way into the building trade and soon became one of his most important helpers.

Johannes Seiz had been a master student and employee of Balthasar Neumann since 1738 . Neumann took Seiz with him to Würzburg , where the residence was being built; the participation in Würzburg is on record for the years 1738 and 1739. The father Johann Georg Seitz died in 1739, Johannes became his successor. In 1751, Elector Franz Georg von Schönborn awarded him the title of “court architect”. During these years, Seiz often carried out his work together with Neumann. After the death of Balthasar Neumann in 1753, the works that Neumann had not completed in the Electorate of Trier were completed by Johannes Seiz.

His brother Andreas Seitz often provided support with the execution of the works .

Buildings and designs


Individual evidence

  1. Bernhard Hemmerle: Johannes Seiz Kurtrierischer Hofarchitekt, engineer as well as Obristwachtmeister and commander of the artillery ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 35 kB), accessed on August 2, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Master builder Seitz - from Tyrol to Wiesentheid

Web links

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