Ivan Fyodorovich Michurin

Ivan Fyodorovich Michurin was a Russian architect whose designs marked a transition of Russian architecture from early Muscovite Baroque to mature Rastrelliesque style

A Zamoskvorechye church attributed to I. F. Michurin.
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Michurin studied in the Naval Academy (1718–1720) and was apprenticed to Nicola Michetti before completing his education in Holland (1723–1729).

He worked primarily in Moscow, devising the first general plan of that city between 1734 and 1739.

His best-known original building could be the main church of Svensky Monastery in Bryansk, although its attribution is disputed. He was also responsible for the belfry of St. Clement’s Church in Moscow.

A Zamoskvorechye church attributed to I. F. Michurin.
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Empress Elizabeth sent him to Kiev to realize Rastrelli's design of Saint Andrew Church.

The bell tower in the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
pinterest button The bell tower in the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad Ygrek, Public Domain

Michurin's last project was the bell-tower of the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, finished by his disciple Dmitry Ukhtomsky.

Years of life: 1700–1763

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Ivan Fyodorovich Michurin
Russian: Ива́н Фёдорович Мичу́рин