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 860,263 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Andrea Palladio is the 8th most popular architect, the 121st most popular biography from Italy (down from 114th in 2019) and the 4th 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 8 out of 424Before him are Le Corbusier, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Mimar Sinan, Vitruvius, Imhotep, and Filippo Brunelleschi. After him are Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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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, Marin Držić, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, and Gemma Frisius. 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 Alonso Mudarra.

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Among people born in Italy, Andrea Palladio ranks 121 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Pius II (1405), Pope Pius III (1439), Gaius Marius (-157), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), and Fra Angelico (1400). After him are Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Pompey (-106), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Clement I (40), and Tomaso Albinoni (1671).


Among architects born in Italy, Andrea Palladio ranks 4Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Vitruvius (-75), and Filippo Brunelleschi (1377). After him are Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Michelozzo (1396), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Richard Rogers (1933), and Aldo Rossi (1931).