The Katholische Hofkirche, (English: The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony) was built in 1751 having been commissioned by Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland while the Protestant city of Dresden built the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) between 1726 and 1743. The Elector decided that a catholic church was needed in order to counterbalance the Protestant Frauenkirche. The architect was Gaetano Chiaveri. The church was badly damaged during the bombing of Dresden in World War II and was restored during the mid-1980s under the East German regime.
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