Feige, Johann Christian

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Feige, Johann Christian Gender: M
born on 4 February 1689 Jul.Cal. (14 Feb 1689 greg.) at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Zeitz, Germany, 51n03, 12e08
Timezone LMT m12e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°05' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°20 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°46'

Johann Christian Feige (Altar of Dresden's Frauenkirche)
photo: Andreas Thum, license gfdl


German sculptor, known as der Ältere (The Older), who created the Altar of the Frauenkirche in Dresden as well as the later-altered altar of the Resurrection Church in Plauen near Dresden.

Feige came to Dresden in around 1718 and worked in the sculptor's workshop near Balthasar Permoser for the decoration of the Dresden Zwinger. After his wedding in 1719 he worked as an independent sculptor in Dresden. On 30 October 1728, he was awarded the citizens' rights of the city. Around 1748, he became a court sculptor. Johann Joachim Kändler was one of his pupils.

He died on 11 February 1751 in Dresden.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in George Bähr: die Frauenkirche und das bürgerliche Bauen in Dresden : Ausstellung im Georgenbau des Dresdner Schlosses, 21. Dezember 2000 bis 4. März 2001 (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2000), p. 109: "Zeitz, Taufregister St. Michael 1683-1700, S. 176, 1689, Nr. 11: „5. Febr. Andreas Feigens, Bürgers u. Wagners Söhnlein, welches d 4 Febr. 1/4 uf 2 uhr zum frühesten morgen gebohren."

(Zeitz, Baptismal Registry St. Michael 1683-1700, p. 176, 1689, No. 11: "5. Febr. Andreas Feigens, citizens, and Wagner's little son, born on 4 February at 1/4 before 2 [1:15] o'clock in the morning).


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor)