Georg Andreas Böckler

Intro German architect and engineer
Known for Theatrum machinarum novum
A.K.A. Георг Андреас Беклер, Бёклер, Георг
Was Architect Engineer
From Germany
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 1644, Cronheim, Germany
Death 21 February 1698, Ansbach, Germany (aged 54 years)

Illustration from Georg Andreas Böckler's Theatrum Machinarum Novum showing men operating a water pump to put out a fire (1661, Nuremberg in German; Cologne in Latin in 1662) Architectura curiosa nova, 1701 Georg Andreas Böckler (c. 1617 – 21 February 1687) was a German architect and engineer who wrote Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664) and Theatrum Machinarum Novum (1661).

Biography

Born in Cronheim, he was an architect in the city of Nuremberg and specialized in hydraulic architecture. Architectura Curiosa Nova was his most important work. It is mainly a book on theory and application of hydrodynamics for fountains, water-jets, garden fountains and well heads with many designs for free-standing fountains. The fourth part includes designs for grottoes and garden pavilions. In 1661 Böckler wrote Theatrum Machinarum Novum, an important work on windmills, pumps and other hydraulic machines. Böckler died in Ansbach. His brother Johann Heinrich Boeckler was a polymath. Neue Ergotzliche Sinn-und Kunstreiche auch nutzliche Bau-und Wasser-Kunst vorstellend (1701)

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