Otto Pius Hippius (Architect) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Otto Pius Hippius

Otto Pius Hippius was a Baltic German architect, particularly noted for several buildings in present-day Estonia. Otto Hippius was born in the family of a painter and lithographer Gustav Adolf Hippius who taught his son Art since the earliest childhood. At the teenage age Otto Hippius studied in Germany and in 1849 he graduated with honors from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since 1849 to 1851 he studied at the Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg and upon graduation continued working as an architect and teacher at several art schools. In 1864 Hippius became a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and in 1879 he became a professor. Among his works Sagnitz Manor in southern Estonia, built for Count Friedrich Wilhelm Rembert von Berg between 1879 and 1883, Münkenhof Manor, built for painter Carl Timoleon von Neff between 1866 and 1873, Charles’ Church in Reval, constructed between 1862 and 1870 and Alexander Church in Narva, constructed between 1881 and 1884.

About Otto Pius Hippius

Baltic-German architect who became famous for his buildings in Estonia.

Before Fame

He was raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


He designed the Sangaste manor house in southern Estonia for Count Friedrich Berg during the early 1880s.

Family Life

His brother, Enes, was also an architect.


He was a contemporary of the renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Information related to Otto Pius Hippius

  • Imperial Russian architects
  • 19th-century Estonian people
  • Estonian architects
  • Baltic-German people

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