Apollodorus of Damascus

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Apollodorus of Damascus (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Δαμασκηνός) was an architect and engineer from Roman Syria, who flourished during the 2nd century AD. As an engineer he authored several technical treatises, and his massive architectural output gained him immense popularity during his time. He is one of the few architects whose name survives from antiquity, and is credited with introducing several Eastern innovations to the Roman Imperial style, such as making the dome a standard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollodorus of Damascus has received more than 289,071 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Apollodorus of Damascus is the 22nd most popular architect (up from 27th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Syria (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Syrian Architect.

Apollodorus of Damascus was a Greek engineer and architect who was most famous for designing the temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

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Among architects, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 22 out of 518Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Francesco Borromini, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. After him are Otto Wagner, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Victor Horta, Santiago Calatrava, and Henry van de Velde.

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Among people born in 50, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 5Before him are Judas Iscariot, Epictetus, Juvenal, and Simon bar Kokhba. After him are Zacchaeus, Salome, Rabbi Akiva, Simon Magus, Osroes I, Charaka, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among people deceased in 130, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 2Before him is Antinous. After him are Emperor Keikō, Publius Juventius Celsus, Marinus of Tyre, and Julia Balbilla.

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Among people born in Syria, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 11 out of 210Before him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Gregory III (700), Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), and Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087). After him are Ibn Kathir (1301), Pope Anicetus (70), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Julia Domna (160), and Al-Nawawi (1233).


Among architects born in Syria, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 1