Michael Thumb (* around 1640 in Au -Argenau, Vorarlberg; † February 19, 1690 in Bezau ) was a Vorarlberg master builder of the Baroque era . His brother Christian Thumb and his sons Gabriel Thumb and Peter Thumb were also important builders of the Baroque era. See also Thumb (family of architects) .
Michael Thumb received his training as a master builder from the founder of the Auer Zunft der Bauwerker, Michael Beer . As early as 1665, he worked as a colleague of Beer's at the Cistercian convent Rottenmünster as well as at the Jesuit college in Landshut. Eventually he settled in Bezau and in 1670 was commissioned to build the Wettenhausen collegiate church . This should be his first independently planned and implemented project. One of his most important buildings is the pilgrimage church Ellwangen-Schönenberg (1681–1685) and the monastery church Obermarchtal from 1686. Both buildings serve as a template for the Vorarlberg cathedral scheme , according to which many churches have just been built in Upper Swabia.
- 1665/69 Rottenmünster , Cistercian monastery as an employee of Michael Beer
- 1667/70 Landshut , Jesuit college, completion of the construction started by Michael I. Beer
- 1668/71 Mindelheim , Jesuit College
- 1670/86 Wettenhausen , Augustinian Canons collegiate church
- 1674/77 Bregenz -Thalbach, Franciscan convent
- 1674/77 Günzburg , Franciscan convent
- 1677 Weingarten , Benedictine monastery , novitiate house
- 1677 Augsburg , Augustinian Canons Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross, tower superstructure
- 1681 Wiblingen , hermit chapel
- 1681/85 Ellwangen , Schönenberg pilgrimage church
- 1681/88 Dießen , Augustinian canons monastery , monastery building
- 1682 Mariaberg , Benedictine convent and church
- 1682 Edelstetten , noble women's imperial monastery, monastery building
- 1682 Rot an der Rot , Premonstratensian monastery, monastery building
- 1684/93 Rot an der Rot, Premonstratensian monastery, church towers
- 1690 Rot an der Rot, Premonstratensian monastery, sacristy
- 1682/95 Rottenburg am Neckar , pilgrimage church in Weggental
- 1683/87 Augsburg, Augustinian Canons Monastery of the Holy Cross, prelature
- 1684/90 Zwiefalten , Benedictine monastery, east wing of the monastery building with library, priory and Lady Chapel
- 1686 Wiesensteig , plans for the sacristy of the collegiate church
- 1686 Obermarchtal , Premonstratensian monastery with St. Peter and Paul Church
- 1686 Grafrath , St. Rasso pilgrimage church
- 1687 Villingen , plan for the Benedictine monastery and the Benedictine church
- 1688/89 Dillingen , University
- 1688/90 Hofen (today in Friedrichshafen), priory of Weingarten monastery, guest building
- Walther Genzmer: The influence of the architecture of Michael Beer on the Bregenzerwald baroque master builders . In: Preservation of monuments in Vorarlberg. Austrian Monument Preservation Conference 1966. Vorarlberger Verlagsanstalt, Dornbirn 1966, pp. 362–372.
- Heinrich Habel: Two church buildings by Vorarlberg masters in Central Swabia . In: Reports of the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation, 26 (1968), pp. 108–118.
- Tobias G. Natter, Ute Pfanner: Architectura Practica. Baroque master builder and modern building school from Vorarlberg . Exhibition catalog. Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz 2006, ISBN 3-901802-26-6 .
- Adolf Reinle : The double tower facades of the Vorarlberg masters . In: Preservation of monuments in Vorarlberg. Austrian Monument Preservation Conference 1966. Vorarlberger Verlagsanstalt, Dornbirn 1966, pp. 342–361.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Baroque builder|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1640|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Au -Argenau, Vorarlberg|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 19, 1690|
|Place of death||Bezau|