PÜCKLER-MUSKAU, Hermann von
(b. 1785, Schloss Muskau, d. 1871, Schloss Branitz)

Biography

German nobleman and landscape architect. He wrote widely appreciated books, mostly about his travels in Europe and Northern Africa. After his travels he lived at Berlin and Muskau, where he spent much time in cultivating and improving the Muskau Park. In 1845 he sold this estate, and, although he afterwards lived from time to time at various places in Germany and Italy, his principal residence became Schloss Branitz near Cottbus, where he laid out another splendid park.