Josef Fanta

Josef Fanta ( born December 7, 1856 in Sudoměřice, † June 20, 1954 in Prague) was a Czech architect.

Fanta taught from 1909 to 1922 as a professor at the Technical University in Prague. In 1918 he became member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Czechoslovakia. Fanta was with Gabriela Preissová the first Prague residents, who earned in Jevany Weekend Land and established the reputation of the village as a weekend resort of Prague glitterati.

He is the father of journalist and translator Marie Fantová.

Among the most important works of the architect include Prague Central Train Station, the grave mound on the Pratzeberg for the Battle of Austerlitz and the observatory Ondřejov.