Adolphe Appia

1862 - 1928

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Adolphe Appia (1 September 1862 – 29 February 1928), son of Red Cross co-founder Louis Appia, was a Swiss architect and theorist of stage lighting and décor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolphe Appia has received more than 94,646 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Adolphe Appia is the 176th most popular architect (up from 195th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 170th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swiss Architect.

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Among architects, Adolphe Appia ranks 176 out of 424Before him are Jean Chalgrin, Paul Troost, Pietro Lombardo, Gottfried Böhm, Fumihiko Maki, and Juan de Herrera. After him are Kisho Kurokawa, Henri Labrouste, Hans Poelzig, Mart Stam, Mikhail Eisenstein, and Giovanni Antonio Amadeo.

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Among people born in 1862, Adolphe Appia ranks 43Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck, Mary Anderson, Georges Feydeau, Théo van Rysselberghe, Henry McMahon, and Leonid Pasternak. After him are Anton Ažbe, Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, Frederick Delius, Oswald Külpe, Mikhail Nesterov, and Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. Among people deceased in 1928, Adolphe Appia ranks 39Before him are Jan Toorop, Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, Alvin Kraenzlein, Léon Duguit, Hideyo Noguchi, and Hannah Chaplin. After him are Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Antonio Abetti, Otto Nordenskjöld, Wilhelm Fliess, Narayana Guru, and Lala Lajpat Rai.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Adolphe Appia ranks 165 out of 749Before him are Théophile Steinlen (1859), Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274), Victor Goldschmidt (1888), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Adrian Frutiger (1928), and Denis de Rougemont (1906). After him are Robert Frank (1924), Charles Bally (1865), Charles Dutoit (1936), Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870), Peter Sauber (1943), and Edwin Fischer (1886).

Among ARCHITECTS In Switzerland

Among architects born in Switzerland, Adolphe Appia ranks 11Before him are Peter Zumthor (1943), Mario Botta (1943), Hannes Meyer (1889), Max Bill (1908), Carlo Fontana (1638), and Pietro Lombardo (1435). After him are Pierre Jeanneret (1896), Bernard Tschumi (1944), Domenico Trezzini (1670), and Justus Dahinden (1925).