Robert Pflug

Robert Pflug (Latvian: Roberts Pflūgs; 1 May 1832 – 30 November 1885) was a Baltic German architect.

Robert Pflug
Robert August Pflug

(1832-05-01)1 May 1832
Died30 November 1885(1885-11-30) (aged 53)
NationalityBaltic German
EducationImperial Academy of Arts
Known forArchitecture

Robert August Pflug was born in Saint Petersburg as the son of a merchant. He studied at the Technological Institute in Saint Petersburg between 1846 and 1850 and thereafter at the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1860 he went on a study trip to Germany and Italy. From 1862 he worked as an architect in Riga, the present-day capital of Latvia, and was a teacher at the Riga Polytechnic Institute (today Riga Technical University) from 1869 to 1875.[1]

Among the buildings designed by Pflug in Riga, the Nativity Cathedral, the House of the Livonian Noble Corporation (designed together with Jānis Frīdrihs Baumanis and Otto von Sievers; today the Latvian parliament, the Saeima) and the Haus Szczytt - House of Justynian Niemirowicz-Szczytt (1814-1894)[2][3] - the building of the present-day Finnish embassy can be mentioned.[1][4]



  1. ^ a b "Pflug, Robert August" (in German). Baltisches Biographisches Lexikon. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ P. Kerkovius, Riga und seine Bauten, 1903, s. 358-361
  3. ^ T. Żychliński, Złota Księga Szlachty Polskiej, Rocznik IV, Poznań 1882, s. 370-372
  4. ^ "Embassy building". Embassy of Finland, Riga. Retrieved 2 October 2017.