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Photograph: Pavel Čech
© Moravská galerie v Brně

Jesuit Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Brno
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Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic

1598–1602; 1732–1733; 1736–1745
Religious – Church
Jan Křtitel Erna (1625? Brno – 1698 Brno); Mořic Grimm (1669 Achtdorf – 1757 Brno); Jan Kašpar Pröbstl (? – 1729, Brno); Jan van der Furth; Baldissere di Anna (1560, Venezia – after 1639, Venezia); Felix Anton Scheffler (1701 Mainburg – 1760 Prague); Jan Jiří Schauberger (?, before 1725 Vienna, worked in Olomouc – 1744, Brno); Ignác Raab (1711, Nechanice – 1787 Velehrad); Jan Adam Nesmann (1710, Mainz – 1773, Brno); Ondřej Schweigl (1735, Brno – 1812, Brno); Anton Riga (cca 1660 Kaliningrad – 1728 Brno)
Established in 1578 the college is the second oldest in Moravia. The construction of the complex took place with the support of the Cardinal and Count František of Dietrichstein, the prime mover of the Re-Catholicization of Moravia, and his brother, Provincial Vice-Chamberlain Zikmund. Both are buried in front of the high altar. The college ceased to exist with the dissolution of the Jesuit order in 1773. Only the college portal and the church of the original complex have survived. The monumental high altar features a replica of a Madonna painting from Sta. Maria Maggiore, Rome.

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