Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger
Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger, Frederiksborg Palace
Frederiksborg Palace or Castle was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV and is now a museum of national history. The current edifice replaced a previous castle erected by Frederick II and is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia.
Flemish-Danish architect Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger was born in 1587 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with his brother Lorenz van Steenwinckel they created many buildings for King Christian IV of Denmark (1577-1648). The brothers father was the Flemish-Danish architect and sculptor Hans van Steenwinckel the Elder (c.1550-1601). Early in his career van Steenwinckel worked as a sculptor and created works for the important Renaissance castle Kronborg and the palatial complex Frederiksborg Castle. After his brother Lorenz van Steenwinckel died in 1619 he became the Royal Master Builder. Hans van Steenwinckel died on August 6, 1639 aged 52.