Johann von Bodt (Jean de Boot)
architect; b. 1670 (in Paris) ; d. 1745 (in Dresden).
Von Bodt was the son of a Mecklenburger who went with William III to England. He came under the influence of Daniel Marot, and in 1700 went to Berlin where he built the stairway and the main portal of the Zeughaus. He built also the portal of the Stadt Schloss at Potsdam near Berlin (1701), which shows the influence of Daniel Marot. He was also employed in the erection of fortifications. With Zacharias Longuehme he rebuilt the Holländische, afterward called the Japanische, Palast in Dresden.




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