Alois Riegl

1858 - 1905

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Alois Riegl (14 January 1858, Linz – 17 June 1905, Vienna) was an Austrian art historian, and is considered a member of the Vienna School of Art History. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alois Riegl has received more than 132,347 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Alois Riegl is the 83rd most popular historian (down from 73rd in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from Austria (down from 257th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Historian.

Alois Riegl is most famous for his theory of art history, which is called the "periods of style." He believed that styles change over time and that they can be divided into three periods: Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic.

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Among historians, Alois Riegl ranks 83 out of 341Before him are Shoqan Walikhanov, Georges Duby, Al-Dhahabi, Tyrannius Rufinus, Al-Maqrizi, and Timaeus. After him are Hieronymus Wolf, Sozomen, Al-Waqidi, Eunapius, Sextus Julius Africanus, and Donna Haraway.

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Among people born in 1858, Alois Riegl ranks 33Before him are Eugène Dubois, Lovis Corinth, Giovanni Segantini, Ludwig Quidde, Gaetano Mosca, and Fernand Khnopff. After him are Prince Henry of Battenberg, Carl Auer von Welsbach, Alessandro Moreschi, Albrecht Penck, Princess Louise of Belgium, and Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1905, Alois Riegl ranks 16Before him are Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Élisée Reclus, Carl Wernicke, Walther Flemming, and Louise Michel. After him are Constantin Meunier, Albert Edelfelt, Albert von Kölliker, Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Hudson Taylor, and Adolf Bastian.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Alois Riegl ranks 291 out of 1,075Before him are Raoul Hausmann (1886), Maria Altmann (1916), Hans Makart (1840), Guido von List (1848), Cecilia Renata of Austria (1611), and Kunigunde of Austria (1465). After him are Joseph Lanner (1801), Otto Gross (1877), Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818), Gerhard Berger (1959), Wilhelm von Tegetthoff (1827), and Rudolf Kirchschläger (1915).

Among HISTORIANS In Austria

Among historians born in Austria, Alois Riegl ranks 2Before him are Ernst Gombrich (1909). After him are Shlomo Sand (1946), Gerda Lerner (1920), İlber Ortaylı (1947), and Andreas Maislinger (1955).