Ernst Ludwig Freud

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Ernst Ludwig Freud

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Vienna, Wien, Austria
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays
Husband of <private> Freud (Brasch) and Lucie Freud
Father of Lucian Michael Freud; Stephen Gabriel Freud and Sir Clement Freud
Brother of Mathilde Freud; Jean-Martin Freud; Oliver Freud; Sophie Freud and Anna Freud

Occupation: architect
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About Ernst Ludwig Freud

Ernst Ludwig Freud was an Austrian architect and the fourth child of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and his German-born wife Martha Bernays. In honour of his wife, Ernst Freud added the initial L. to his name when he married in early 1920.

Ernst Freud established his practice in Berlin in 1920 where a large number of his clients were doctors. The majority of his commissions were for houses and consulting rooms and he worked in an Art Deco style but by 1930 had begun to work in a modern style showing the influence of Mies van der Rohe. Examples of this include a cigarette factory in Berlin and a house for Dr. Frank in Geltow near Potsdam. Dr. Frank was a manager of Deutsche Bank until he was forced to give up his position in 1933 and into exile in 1938. In 1933 with the rise to power of the Nazis, Ernst Freud left Berlin for London where he settled in St. John's Wood. He secured a number of commissions for private houses and blocks of flats around Hampstead including the notable Frognal Close in 1938, Belvedere Court, Lyttelton Road and a consulting room for Melanie Klein. Ernst Freud, his wife and children were naturalised British subjects at the end of August 1939. In 1938 Ernst Freud's parents and younger sister Anna Freud joined the family in London and moved into a house in Hampstead that Ernst remodelled including the creation of a glazed garden room. The house today is the Freud Museum. After Sigmund Freud's death in 1939, Ernst Freud organised the funeral arrangements at the Golders Green Crematorium, with Harrods of Knightsbridge as funeral directors. Ernst Freud also later designed the marble plinth on which Sigmund Freud's urn was placed.

Freud married Lucie Brasch, daughter of Joseph Brasch, a wealthy Berlin corn merchant. Lucie had studied classical philology in Berlin and Munich, as well as art history with Heinrich Wölfflin in Munich. Ernst and Lucie had three sons: Stephen Gabriel Freud (1921-2015), the politician and broadcaster Clement Freud (1924-2009) and the painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011), who was named after his mother.

Ernst Freud and his wife are buried in the "Freud Corner" at Golders Green Crematorium, London.

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Ernst Ludwig Freud's Timeline

April 6, 1892
Vienna, Wien, Austria
July 31, 1921
Age 29
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
December 8, 1922
Age 30
Berlin, Germany
April 24, 1924
Age 32
Berlin, Germany
April 7, 1970
Age 78
London, United Kingdom