Herman Gesellius

Architect, Deceased Person

1874 – 1916

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Who was Herman Gesellius?

Herman Ernst Henrik Gesellius was a Finnish architect.

Gesellius graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1897. In 1896 he founded the architecture firm Gesellius, Lindgren, and Saarinen, with Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen.

The most famous work projected under his own name is the Wuorio House in Union Street, Helsinki. Gesellius designed it from 1908 to 1909, and Lindgren completed it from 1913 to 1914. It features architectural sculpture by Felix Nylund.

Gesllius withdrew from architectural work in 1912 because of serious illness. He died in 1916 of throat cancer.

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Born
Jan 16, 1874
Grand Duchy of Finland
Also known as
  • Гезеллиус, Герман
Profession
Education
  • Helsinki University of Technology
Lived in
  • Helsinki
Died
1916

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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