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

Exterior view

1843-48
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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.