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Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd (28 June 1824 – 15 October 1919) was a Swedish architect, engineer and military officer. [1]

Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd
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Born(1824-06-28)28 June 1824
Died15 October 1919(1919-10-15) (aged 95)
OccupationArchitect

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BiographyEdit

Edelsvärd was born at Östersund in Jämtland, Sweden. His father, Fredrik Wilhelm Edelsvärd, was a military officer and engineer. He studied civil architecture, both in Sweden and in England. He was promoted to lieutenant in the Dalarna Regiment in 1844. He served as head architect for the Swedish National Railways (Statens Järnvägar) from 1855–1895.[2][3][4]

His designs included the Gothenburg Central Station (1856), Norrköping Central station (1865), Uppsala Central station (1865), Stockholm Central Station (1869) and Malmö Central station (1890). He also designed the exhibition hall in Kungsträdgården for the General Industrial Exposition of Stockholm (1866).[5]

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References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Edelsvärd, Adolf (1824-1919)". KulturNav. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Adolf Vilhelm Edelsvärd". Nordisk familjebok (in Swedish). 6 (2 ed.). 1907. pp. 1339–1340. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Adolf Vilhelm Edelsvärd". Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon (in Swedish). 1906. p. 266. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  5. ^ Bengt Hildebrand. "Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Linde, Gunilla (1989). Stationshus 1855-1895: A.W. Edelsvärd som järnvägsarkitekt (in Swedish). Stockholm: Svenska järnvägsklubben. ISBN 91-85098-47-7.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd at Wikimedia Commons