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József Hild

(1789—1867)


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(1789–1867). Hungarian architect. He commenced practice in Pest in the 1820s, designing numerous Neo-Classical residential blocks there. In the 1830s he became the most important church architect in Hungary, designing Eger Cathedral (1831–7), with a Corinthian portico, a dome, and towers on either side of the chancel. After Packh's death (1839) he took over responsibility for the building of the Archiepiscopal Cathedral of St Adalbert, Esztergom (1822–69—originally planned by Kühnel), designing the dome on its colonnaded drum. He was one of the most successful and prolific architects in Hungary during the first half of C19.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

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