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Ettore Sottsass

1917 - 2007

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Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck, Austria 14 September 1917 – Milan, Italy 31 December 2007) was a 20th-century Italian architect, noted for also designing furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home and office wares, as well as numerous buildings and interiors — often defined by bold colours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ettore Sottsass has received more than 487,464 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Ettore Sottsass is the 126th most popular architect (up from 146th in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from Austria (up from 339th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Austrian Architect.

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Among architects, Ettore Sottsass ranks 126 out of 424Before him are Camillo Sitte, Gunnar Asplund, Balthasar Neumann, Albert Speer, Baldassare Longhena, and James Stirling. After him are Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Robert Koldewey, Antonio Sant'Elia, Theophil Hansen, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, and Carl Gotthard Langhans.

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Among people born in 1917, Ettore Sottsass ranks 69Before him are Tove Ditlevsen, Henry Ford II, John Cornforth, Carson McCullers, Chung Il-kwon, and Herbert Lom. After him are Juan Rulfo, Magda Szabó, Stéphane Hessel, John B. Calhoun, Robert Bloch, and Urie Bronfenbrenner. Among people deceased in 2007, Ettore Sottsass ranks 47Before him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jean-Claude Brialy, Gaston Thorn, Joe Zawinul, Oscar Peterson, and Bob Denard. After him are Abbé Pierre, Colin McRae, Ian Smith, Robert Adler, Magda Szabó, and Sol LeWitt.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Ettore Sottsass ranks 327 out of 1,237Before him are Baron Alexander von Bach (1813), Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Alois Riegl (1858), Michael Hainisch (1858), Senta Berger (1941), and Franz Jonas (1899). After him are Alois Hudal (1885), Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein (1656), Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este (1915), Archduchess Mathilda of Austria (1849), Horia Sima (1907), and Archduchess Clementina of Austria (1798).

Among ARCHITECTS In Austria

Among architects born in Austria, Ettore Sottsass ranks 6Before him are Otto Wagner (1841), Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656), Hans Hollein (1934), and Camillo Sitte (1843). After him are Richard Neutra (1892), Ferdinand Fellner (1847), Josef Frank (1885), Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897), Christopher Alexander (1936), and Jakob Prandtauer (1660).