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Johan Otto Von Spreckelsen

  • Birth 4 Apr 1929 Viborg, Viborg Kommune, Midtjylland, Denmark
  • Death 16 Mar 1987 Horsholm, Hørsholm Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
  • Burial Horsholm, Hørsholm Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
  • Memorial ID 16329892

Architect. From 1978 he was a professor at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and he also worked for UNESCO in Turkey. He was the architect behind several of Denmark's modern church buildings. Von Spreckelsen won an international competition arranged by the French president Mitterand in 1982 concerning the building of a new triumphal arch, "La Grande Arche", in the La Défense district in Paris. The arch, which rises to 110 meters, was the culmination of his relatively short career. It was inaugurated in 1989, two years after his death.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 26 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16329892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johan Otto Von Spreckelsen (4 Apr 1929–16 Mar 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16329892, citing Hørsholm Cemetery, Horsholm, Hørsholm Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .