Nicodemus Tessin (II)
court architect; b. 1654; d. 1728.
He was the son of Nicodemus Tessin (I) and was educated at the universities of Stockholm and Upsala, Sweden, and learned architecture from his father. He visited Italy and worked four years under Bernini and Carlo Fontana. In 1669 Tessin was appointed royal architect in Sweden. The royal palace in Stockholm, burned in 1667, was rebuilt by him. He finished the palace of Drottningsholm, begun by his father, designed the parks of Drottningsholm and Ulriksdal, and made plans for the reconstruction of the palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. He took an important part in public and political affairs.