Apollodorus of Damascus

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Apollodorus of Damascus (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Δαμασκηνός) was a Nabataean 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 221,499 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Apollodorus of Damascus is the 27th most popular architect (down from 26th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Syria (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular 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 27 out of 424Before him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, and Adolf Loos. After him are Tadao Ando, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens, Santiago Calatrava, and Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

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

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Among people born in Syria, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 9 out of 181Before him are John of Damascus (676), Yazid I (647), Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Philip the Arab (204), and Pope Anicetus (70). After him are Bashar al-Assad (1965), Ibn Kathir (1301), Pope Gregory III (700), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), and Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087).


Among architects born in Syria, Apollodorus of Damascus ranks 1