PERSIUS, Friedrich Ludwig
(b. 1803, Potsdam, d. 1845, Potsdam)

Exterior view

Friedenskirche, Potsdam

In the first half of the 19th century in Germany, alongside Gothic Revival buildings, other styles in church architecture had also gained a footing. For the design of the Friedenskirche (Peace church) in Potsdam, Persius turned to San Clemente in Rome, adding to it a clock tower that is closely related to Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome.