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Frederick Law Olmsted

1822 - 1903

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Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is considered to be the father of landscape architecture in the United States. Olmsted was famous for co-designing many well-known urban parks with his partner Calvert Vaux. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Law Olmsted has received more than 1,785,320 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Frederick Law Olmsted is the 242nd most popular architect (up from 285th in 2019), the 3,109th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,783rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Frederick Law Olmsted ranks 242 out of 424Before him are Elissa Aalto, Charles Barry, Luigi Vanvitelli, Alexander Tamanian, Gae Aulenti, and Boris Iofan. After him are Max Fabiani, Cedric Gibbons, Imre Steindl, Friedrich von Schmidt, Helmut Jahn, and Hermogenes of Priene.

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Among people born in 1822, Frederick Law Olmsted ranks 40Before him are Nikolay Danilevsky, Fritz Müller, Matthew Arnold, Charles Friedel, Jacob Moleschott, and Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz. After him are Adolf Kussmaul, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Korla Awgust Kocor, and Albrecht Ritschl. Among people deceased in 1903, Frederick Law Olmsted ranks 31Before him are Rudolf Lipschitz, Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Gaston Paris, Ronglu, Sophie Gengembre Anderson, and Béni Kállay. After him are Émile Baudot, William Ernest Henley, Hans Gude, James Glaisher, Apolinario Mabini, and Malwida von Meysenbug.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Law Olmsted ranks 3,109 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Curtis (1860), Harris Yulin (1937), William L. Shirer (1904), Winston Groom (1943), Carl Panzram (1892), and Charles Berlitz (1913). After him are Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), William Levada (1936), Lauren Holly (1963), Henry Darger (1892), Paul Goodman (1911), and Nancy Fraser (1947).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Frederick Law Olmsted ranks 14Before him are Peter Eisenman (1932), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Adrian Smith (1944), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943). After him are Cedric Gibbons (1893), Gordon Bunshaft (1909), Michael Graves (1934), Charles Jencks (1939), Thom Mayne (1944), and Steven Holl (1947).