Benjamin Mountfort

1825 - 1898

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Benjamin Woolfield Mountfort (13 March 1825 – 15 March 1898) was an English emigrant to New Zealand, where he became one of the country's most prominent 19th-century architects. He was instrumental in shaping the city of Christchurch's unique architectural identity and culture, and was appointed the first official Provincial Architect of the developing province of Canterbury. Heavily influenced by the Anglo-Catholic philosophy behind early Victorian architecture, he is credited with importing the Gothic revival style to New Zealand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Mountfort has received more than 57,073 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Benjamin Mountfort is the 406th most popular architect, the 4,197th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 34th most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, Benjamin Mountfort ranks 406 out of 424Before him are Gunnar Birkerts, Patricia Urquiola, Robert A. M. Stern, Ryue Nishizawa, Julia Morgan, and George Gilbert Scott. After him are James Gibbs, Giles Gilbert Scott, Ernő Goldfinger, Sophia Hayden, Herbert Baker, and Shelley McNamara.

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Among people born in 1825, Benjamin Mountfort ranks 68Before him are Aleksey Pleshcheyev, Federico Errázuriz Zañartu, George Inness, R. M. Ballantyne, A. P. Hill, and John Lawrence LeConte. After him are Francis James Child, Henry Heth, R. D. Blackmore, James Skivring Smith, Frances Harper, and Newton Booth. Among people deceased in 1898, Benjamin Mountfort ranks 66Before him are Henry Liddell, Wilford Woodruff, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Yakov Polonsky, Don Carlos Buell, and William Rosecrans. After him are Matilda Joslyn Gage, George Grey, Georg Bühler, Samuel Plimsoll, Thomas F. Bayard, and Frances Willard.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Benjamin Mountfort ranks 4,197 out of 6,924Before him are Alistair Overeem (1980), Benjamin Zephaniah (1958), Denis Lawson (1947), Phil Collen (1957), Will Poulter (1993), and Perry McCarthy (1961). After him are Keir Starmer (1962), Kyle Walker (1990), Ian McNeice (1950), Benjamin Wilson (1721), Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), and Lily Allen (1985).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, Benjamin Mountfort ranks 34Before him are Richard Knill Freeman (1840), Joseph Pickford (1736), William Burges (1827), Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764), Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661), and George Gilbert Scott (1811). After him are James Gibbs (1682), Giles Gilbert Scott (1880), Herbert Baker (1862), William Adam (1689), John Douglas (1830), and Nora Stanton Barney (1883).