OHLMÜLLER, Joseph Daniel
(b. 1791, Bamberg, d. 1839, München)

Biography

German architect. He studied with Karl von Fischer (1782-1820) at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. A travel scholarship enabled him to go to Italy for a longer period of study.

From 1819 he worked as a construction supervisor for the construction of the Glyptothek in Munich under Leo von Klenze's management. In 1832 he became the first civilian civil engineer. As a district administrator, he headed the royal building administration for the Isarkreis. In 1838 he was appointed honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

His most important building is the Mariahilfkirche in Munich, built in 1831-1839, which marks the beginning of Neo-Gothic architecture in Germany.