Lambert van Haven

Architect

1630 – 1695

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Who was Lambert van Haven?

Lambert van Haven was a Danish architect, master builder and painter. He was born in Bergen, the son of the artist Solomon van Haven who had already succeeded in winning the favour of the Danish monarchy.

Starting in 1653, he spent some 16 years travelling in Italy, France and the Netherlands where he studied Baroque painting and architecture. Under Christian V, he was appointed Denmark's first official General Building Master in 1671 with overall responsibility for executing the king's architectural wishes. He died in Copenhagen.

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Born
Apr 16, 1630
Bergen
Died
May 9, 1695
Copenhagen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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