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Frederick Catherwood

1799 - 1854

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Frederick Catherwood (27 February 1799 – 27 September 1854) was an English artist, architect and explorer, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explored Mesoamerica in the mid 19th century with writer John Lloyd Stephens. Their books, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán and Incidents of Travel in Yucatán, were best sellers and introduced to the Western world the civilization of the ancient Maya. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Catherwood has received more than 137,824 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Frederick Catherwood is the 346th most popular architect (down from 317th in 2019), the 2,828th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,515th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, Frederick Catherwood ranks 346 out of 424Before him are Francesco Sabatini, László Hudec, Lars Sonck, Joseph Bové, Theodor Fischer, and Anca Petrescu. After him are Vannoccio Biringuccio, Ron Arad, Denise Scott Brown, Imre Makovecz, Girolamo Cassar, and Nicolai Eigtved.

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Among people born in 1799, Frederick Catherwood ranks 36Before him are Alexander Petrov, Imre Frivaldszky, Henri Druey, Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur. After him are Manuel Bulnes, Joachim Barrande, Ferdinand Reich, Nathaniel Palmer, Fyodor Bruni, and Edward Belcher. Among people deceased in 1854, Frederick Catherwood ranks 41Before him are Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Joseph de Villèle, Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, Józef Chłopicki, Anton Pann, and Arthur Aikin. After him are Karl Ludwig von Haller, José Joaquín Prieto, Carl Joseph Begas, Auguste of Anhalt-Dessau, Carl Gustaf Mannerheim, and Philip Barker-Webb.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Catherwood ranks 2,828 out of 7,765Before him are Minette Walters (1949), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet (1788), Lawrence Oates (1880), Raphael Holinshed (1529), and George Turner (1841). After him are Jerry Springer (1944), Martin Lings (1909), William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1396), Johnny Herbert (1964), Chris Farlowe (1940), and Kiki Dee (1947).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, Frederick Catherwood ranks 22Before him are John Soane (1753), David Chipperfield (1953), Thomas Telford (1757), Edwin Lutyens (1869), Ralph Erskine (1914), and Charles Cameron (1746). After him are Nicholas Grimshaw (1939), Capability Brown (1716), Edward Blore (1787), Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694), Peter Cook (1936), and Kenneth Frampton (1930).