Octavio Broggio

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Antonio Octavio Broggio (also: Ottavio Broggio , also: Octavian Broggio ; Czech: Oktavián Broggio ) (born January 2, 1670 in Tschischkowitz near Leitmeritz ; † July 24, 1742 ibid) was an important Bohemian architect and builder of the High Baroque .


Jesuit college with Marienkirche in Leitmeritz

Octavio was the son of the master builder and architect Giulio Broggio, who immigrated from Italy . He attended the Leitmeritzer grammar school, then he did an apprenticeship with his father. In 1694 he became a citizen of the city of Leitmeritz, where he was councilor and guild elder of the masons from 1718 to 1732 . In this role he also translated the Czech version of the guild regulations into German. As a successor to his father, he became the city and diocesan master builder of Leitmeritz.

Octavio initially worked on various objects belonging to his father. After his death he became self-employed and known as an important builder of the high baroque. He was mainly active in northern Bohemia.

Works in Leitmeritz

  • Marienkirche (1689–1731, together with Giulio Broggio);
  • Wenceslas Church ( Kostel sv. Václava ) (1714–16)
  • All Saints Church ( Kostel Všech svatých ) Baroque transformation (1704–1731, together with Giulio Broggio)
  • St. Jacob's Monastery Church ( Kostel sv. Jakuba ) (1730–1740)
  • Episcopal Consistory (1735)

Works in other places

Kapellenberg near Auscha
  • Aussig : Reconstruction of the St. Adalbert Church (1731)
  • Dux : Hospital ( no longer preserved due to brown coal mining )
  • Großmergthal : Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene
  • Mariaschein : Baroque style of the pilgrimage church (1701-08, together with Giulio Broggio )
  • Osek Monastery : Baroque transformation of the monastery church of the Assumption (1712–18); Baroque renovation and enlargement of the convent buildings (1710–20); Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul (1714)
  • Ploschkowitz : Baroque palace
  • Raudnitz : Baroque transformation of the Augustinian monastery church (1725–34); St. Wilhelms Chapel (1726)
  • Auscha : Rectory (1722)
  • Auscha ( Úštěk ): Baroque chapels on the Neuländer Kapellenberg, 1703 and 1707
  • Welemin ( Velemín ): parish church
  • Rohatetz : Church of All Saints, built in 1744 according to Broggio's plans
  • Liboteinitz : Baroque transformation of the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria (1702–1703)
  • Triebsch : Conversion of the manor into a baroque chateau, Třebušín chateau , (1710)