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Wagner, Otto

Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1918 AD
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1841 – Born on the 13th of July in Penzing, Vienna, Austria.

 

1864 – He started designing his first buildings in the historicist style.

 

1880 – Became a proponent of Architectural Realism.

 

1890 – He had already designed several Juqendstil buildings.

 

– Designed a new city plan for Vienna, but only his urban rail network (the Stadtbahn) was built.

 

1894 – He became Professor of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

 

1896 – He published a textbook entitled Modern Architecture in which he expressed his ideas about the role of the architect.

 

1897 – Founded the "Vienna Secession" artistic group. From his idea he developed a style that included quasi-symbolic references to the new forms of modernity.

 

1918 – He died at the age of 77 on April 11th.