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Photograph: Pavel Čech
© Moravská galerie v Brně

Augustinian Monastery, Hermits of St. Thomas the Apostle, Brno
Governor’s Palace, Dicasterial Palace
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Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic

1634; 1665–1675; 1731–1752; 1783
Religious – Monastery
Ondřej Erna, Jan Křtitel Erna (1625? Brno – 1698 Brno), Mořic Grimm (1669 Achdorf – 1757 Brno), František Antonín Grimm (1710–1784, Brno), Josef Tadeáš Rotter (1701 Opava – 1763 Brno), Jan Jiří Schauberger (?, before 1725 Vienna, active in Olomouc – 1744 Brno), Bernard Stettener, Josef Winterhalder Sr. (1702 Vöhrenbach – 1769 Vienna), Jakub Scherz (active in the third quarter of the 18th century, Brno), Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724 Langenargen am Bodensee – 1796 Vienna), Josef Leonard Weber (? Svidnica – after 1766 Trnava), Franz de Paula Anton Hillebrandt (1719–1797, Vienna), Jan van der Furth, Ferdinand Pfaundler, Martin Anton Lublinský (1636 Lesnica – 1690 Olomouc), Jan Jiří Heintsch (1647 Kladsko – 1712 Prague), Jan Křtitel Spiess (? Sterzing – 1688 Brno), Antonis Schoonjans (c. 1655 Antwerp – 1726 Vienna)
This medieval monastery, restored after damage sustained in the Thirty Years’ War, was reconstructed in the 18th century. It hosted religious festivals and also housed a grammar school and university. During the late 18th century, the buildings were used by the state administration. The late 17th-century appearance of the church is largely preserved. The high altar is adorned by a famous altarpiece by F. A. Maulbertsch. The contents of the monastery, partially the work of masters settled in Brno, were destroyed by bombing in 1945. Only the library (where later the geneticist J. G. Mendel studied) survived.

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