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Entries / Zemtsov M.G. (1688-1743), architect.

Zemtsov M.G. (1688-1743), architect.

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ZEMTSOV Mikhail Grigoryevich (1688-1743, St. Petersburg), architect, graphic artist, theorist of architecture, representative of the early Baroque. He studied at the Armoury Printing House School in Moscow. He worked in St. Petersburg from 1709, first under the supervision of D. Trezzini. From the beginning of the 1720s, he participated in the implementation of planning and construction of a number of buildings in the Summer Garden (including The hall for Glorious Celebrations); the creation of the palace and park ensemble at Peterhof. In the 1730s he was involved in the construction of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Zemtsov's designs were used in planning Nevsky Prospect, Bolshaya Morskaya and Millionnaya streets. He was the author of the project of the Italian Palace on Fontanka River Embankment (1726-28, has not survived), the SS. Simon&Anna Church, Stroganov Palace on Nevsky Prospect (subsequently rebuilt), Anichkov Palace, the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral and the Cathedral of Prince St. Vladimir (completed after the death of Zemtsov). He was involved in completing the construction of Kunstkammer (the design of gala halls), the buildings of the Department of Stables, and the building of the Twelve Collegia (Peter's Hall of Senate Assemblies). Zemtsov was the author of the altar area of St. Sampson’s Cathedral. Since 1737, he was one of the directors of the Commission on Petersburg Urban Planning, and one of the authors of the General Plan of St. Petersburg for 1737 (see General Plans of Development of St. Petersburg - Leningrad); in collaboration with I.K. Korobov he worked on the first architectural and building code, The Significance of the Architectural Expedition started by P.I. Eropkin. He lived at 46 Nevsky Prospect. He is buried near St. Sampson’s Cathedral. (the tomb stone has not survived).

References: Иогансен М. В. Михаил Земцов. Л., 1975.

В. Г. Исаченко.

Eropkin Peter Mikhailovich
Korobov Ivan Kuzmich
Zemtsov Mikhail Grigorievich

Bolshaya Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city
Millionnaya St./Saint Petersburg, city
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 46
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city

Иогансен М. В. Михаил Земцов. Л., 1975

The subject Index
SS. Simon and Anna Church
Anichkov Palace
Holy Transfiguration Cathedral
Cathedral of Prince St. Vladimir
Twelve Collegiums Building
St. Sampson’s Cathedral
Commission for St. Petersburg Construction
General Plans for the Development of Petersburg-Leningrad