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Josef Munggenast

Architect from Austria

Josef Munggenast (5 March 1680 – 3 May 1741) was an Austrian architect and masterbuilder of the Baroque period. Munggenast was born in Schnann in Tyrol, the nephew of Jakob Prandtauer, who advanced his career and whose influence marked his style for the whole of his life. From 1717 Munggenast was master mason in Sankt Pölten. After Prandtauer's death in 1726 Munggenast continued the projects his uncle had had in hand, principally at Melk Abbey, Herzogenburg Priory and the Pilgrimage Church of the Holy Trinity on the Sonntagberg near Seitenstetten Abbey, for whom from 1718 he was the masterbuilder. Together with Matthias Steinl he built the towers at Zwettl Abbey and Dürnstein Abbey. His main works however are the Baroque refurbishments of Altenburg Abbey and Geras Abbey in the 1730s. After his death in Sankt Pölten his business was carried on by his sons Franz Munggenast and Matthias Munggenast.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1680-03-05
Place of birth
Tyrol
Nationality
Austria

Death

Date of death
1741-05-03
Place of death
Sankt Pölten

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