David Gilly

1748 (Schwedt an der Oder, Prussia, now Germany) – 1808 (Berlin)

Langhans and David Gilly were both persuaded to move to Berlin around the same time, and together oversaw the development of a distinct Prussian school of architecture, with Langhans becoming a friend as well as close colleague. Gilly taught many students, including his son Friedrich, Klenze and — most notably — Schinkel (who as a student and as Friedrich Gilly’s close friend) lived in the Gilly household. The architectural academy that Gilly — an enlightened and influential teacher — started was as significant as the journals he also founded.