Daniel Burnham

1846 - 1912

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Daniel Hudson Burnham, (September 4, 1846 – June 1, 1912) was an American architect and urban designer. A proponent of the Beaux-Arts movement, he may have been, "the most successful power broker the American architectural profession has ever produced."A successful Chicago architect, he was selected as Director of Works for the 1892–93 World's Columbian Exposition, colloquially referred to as "The White City". He had prominent roles in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including the Plan of Chicago, and plans for Manila, Baguio and downtown Washington, D.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Burnham has received more than 736,851 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Daniel Burnham is the 326th most popular architect (down from 308th in 2019), the 4,784th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,188th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Daniel Burnham ranks 326 out of 424Before him are Theodor Fischer, Lars Sonck, Edwin Lutyens, Paolo Soleri, Victor Baltard, and Vannoccio Biringuccio. After him are Dominique Perrault, Miklós Ybl, Capability Brown, Lipót Baumhorn, Peter Joseph Lenné, and Kenneth Frampton.

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Among people born in 1846, Daniel Burnham ranks 70Before him are Duke Eugen of Württemberg, Basil III of Constantinople, Edouard Van Beneden, Lewis Boss, Giuseppe De Nittis, and Emil Warburg. After him are Johann Most, Marie Popelin, Max von Hausen, Turhan Pasha Përmeti, Martin Wegelius, and Ignaz Brüll. Among people deceased in 1912, Daniel Burnham ranks 78Before him are Henri Brisson, Antonio Pacinotti, Ferdinand Monoyer, Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, Jaroslav Vrchlický, and Bernardino Caballero. After him are Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, Paul Kummer, Lawrence Oates, Arthur MacArthur Jr., Felix Dahn, and Ferdinand Zirkel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Daniel Burnham ranks 4,784 out of 15,968Before him are Paula Abdul (1962), Carrie Snodgress (1945), Ida Saxton McKinley (1847), Michael Cudlitz (1964), Billy Sheehan (1953), and Jorma Kaukonen (1940). After him are Stanley Clarke (1951), James McDivitt (1929), David Brin (1950), Steve Kanaly (1946), Zachary Quinto (1977), and Jerry Zucker (1950).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Daniel Burnham ranks 21Before him are Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Michael Graves (1934), Gordon Bunshaft (1909), Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), and Thom Mayne (1944). After him are Steven Holl (1947), Walter Burley Griffin (1876), Henry Hobson Richardson (1838), Cass Gilbert (1859), Alfred Mosher Butts (1899), and Robert A. M. Stern (1939).