PÉCHY, Mihály
(b. 1755, Álmosd, d. 1819, Fejérszék)

Biography

Hungarian architect and military engineer. He graduated from the Vienna Academy of Engineering and served in various military engineering positions. In 1809 he led the defense of Győ. His early architectural works are characterized by late Baroque lurking in classicism. His major works, the Debrecen Reformed Great Church (1805-1821) and the Debrecen Reformed College (1804-1818), are already outstanding works of Hungarian Neoclassicism.