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Gerl, Mathias der Jüngere
Gerl, Matthias the Younger, b. Klosterneuburg (Lower Austria), April 1, 1712, d. Vienna, March 13, 1765, court and master builder. From 1743 supervised the construction of the Piaristenkloster monastery; built the Oberlaa parish church in 1744 and the Klosterneuburger Hof in Vienna in 1746; supervised the reconstruction of the Simmering parish church in Vienna in 1746/1747 and the conversion of Wiener Neustadt castle into a military academy in 1752; 1751-1754 enlarged the Bohemian Court Chancellery in Vienna; 1752 built the presbytery in Melk. Is also believed to have built the Theklakirche church in Vienna´s fourth district (1754-1756). His building style was influenced by J. L. von Hildebrandt.