Carl Ritter von Ghega

1802 - 1860

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Karl Ritter von Ghega or Karl von Ghega (10 January 1802 – 14 March 1860) was an Austrian nobleman and the designer of the Semmering Railway from Gloggnitz to Mürzzuschlag. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Ritter von Ghega has received more than 42,087 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Carl Ritter von Ghega is the 192nd most popular architect (up from 209th in 2019), the 1,871st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,823rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Architect.

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Among architects, Carl Ritter von Ghega ranks 192 out of 424Before him are Nefermaat, Jean Prouvé, Michael Ventris, Giuseppe Terragni, Carl Ludvig Engel, and Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. After him are Roberto Burle Marx, Pierre Jeanneret, Paul Andreu, Carlo Rainaldi, Aristobulus of Cassandreia, and Quatremère de Quincy.

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Among people born in 1802, Carl Ritter von Ghega ranks 24Before him are Pavel Nakhimov, Alcide d'Orbigny, Charles Auguste de Bériot, Charlotte Bonaparte, Ignacy Domeyko, and Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire. After him are Arnold Ruge, Johann Friedrich von Brandt, Frederick William, Elector of Hesse, Leopold Fitzinger, Mariano Arista, and Harriet Martineau. Among people deceased in 1860, Carl Ritter von Ghega ranks 20Before him are Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, István Széchenyi, Ang Duong, Thomas Addison, Ernst Moritz Arndt, and George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. After him are George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, Ii Naosuke, Joseph Cafasso, Élie, duc Decazes, and James Braid.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Carl Ritter von Ghega ranks 1,871 out of 4,088Before him are Bartolomeo Vivarini (1432), Marcus Livius Drusus (-200), Antonio Vivarini (1440), Francesco Squarcione (1397), Orso Ipato (726), and Cesare Zavattini (1902). After him are Quintus Servilius Caepio (-200), Arduin of Ivrea (955), Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano (1596), Giovanna Garzoni (1600), Alessandra Mussolini (1962), and Gregorio Barbarigo (1625).


Among architects born in Italy, Carl Ritter von Ghega ranks 35Before him are Filippo Juvarra (1678), Lina Bo Bardi (1914), Michele Sanmicheli (1484), Gio Ponti (1891), Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447), and Giuseppe Terragni (1904). After him are Carlo Rainaldi (1611), Giovanni Giocondo (1433), Antonio da Sangallo the Elder (1455), Pirro Ligorio (1513), Gae Aulenti (1927), and Luigi Vanvitelli (1700).