Happy Birthday Nicodemus Tessin II!! Born in Sweden, this artist was a Baroque designer and architect from the Baroque time period. He was part of a family of architects, his father and his son were also in the profession. After studying mathematics and language and making several trips to Europe, he became active in his father's business. Tessin married a woman of high nobility, so had to design a palace suitable for her. Tessin Palace was finished in 1697. He designed several churches, including Holy Trinity Church in Karlskrona, included here today.