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Andrea Palladio

1508 - 1580

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Andrea Palladio ( pə-LAH-dee-oh; Italian: [anˈdrɛːa palˈlaːdjo]; 30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily Vitruvius, is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of architecture. While he designed churches and palaces, he was best known for country houses and villas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrea Palladio has received more than 1,058,173 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Andrea Palladio is the 12th most popular architect (down from 8th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Italy (down from 121st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Architect.

Andrea Palladio is most famous for his work in architecture. He was a Venetian architect who designed many buildings, including the Villa Rotunda, Villa Capra, and Villa Almerico Capra.

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Among architects, Andrea Palladio ranks 12 out of 424Before him are Mimar Sinan, Filippo Brunelleschi, Alvar Aalto, Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, and Leon Battista Alberti. After him are Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Louis Sullivan, Zaha Hadid, and Francesco Borromini.

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Among people born in 1508, Andrea Palladio ranks 1After him are Jane Seymour, Humayun, Nikola IV Zrinski, Pieter Aertsen, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Primož Trubar, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Marin Držić, Gemma Frisius, and Nicolás Monardes. Among people deceased in 1580, Andrea Palladio ranks 1After him are Luís de Camões, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Henry, King of Portugal, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Ruy López de Segura, Hieronymus Wolf, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Inés Suárez, and Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine.

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Among people born in Italy, Andrea Palladio ranks 138 out of 4,668Before him are Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Pope Formosus (816), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), and Nerva (30). After him are Pope Clement VIII (1536), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), Guido of Arezzo (991), Pope Urban VII (1521), and Pope Pius VIII (1761).


Among architects born in Italy, Andrea Palladio ranks 6Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Vitruvius (-75), Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Donato Bramante (1443), and Leon Battista Alberti (1404). After him are Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Richard Rogers (1933), Michelozzo (1396), Giacomo della Porta (1533), and Aldo Rossi (1931).