Apollodorus of Damascus

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Apollodorus of Damascus was a Nabatean architect and engineer from Damascus, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollodorus of Damascus has received more than 168,168 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Apollodorus of Damascus is the 26th most popular architect (up from 28th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Syria (down from 8th 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 26 out of 424Before him are Louis Sullivan, Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Frank Gehry, Adolf Loos, and Henry van de Velde. After him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, André Le Nôtre, Peter Behrens, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Renzo Piano, and Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

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Among people born in 50, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 4Before him are Judas Iscariot, Epictetus, and Juvenal. After him are Simon bar Kokhba, Zacchaeus, Salome, Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, 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, and Marinus of Tyre.

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Among people born in Syria, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 10 out of 158Before him are Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), and Bashar al-Assad (1965). After him are Pope Gregory III (700), John Climacus (579), Muawiya II (661), Ibn Kathir (1301), Marwan II (688), and Al-Nawawi (1233).


Among architects born in Syria, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 1