Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff

1699 - 1753

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(Hans) Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (17 February 1699 – 16 September 1753) was a painter and architect in Prussia. Knobelsdorff was born in Kuckädel, now in Krosno Odrzańskie County. A soldier in the service of Prussia, he resigned his commission in 1729 as captain so that he could pursue his interest in architecture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff has received more than 76,625 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff is the 147th most popular architect (up from 166th in 2019), the 340th most popular biography from Poland (up from 360th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Architect.

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Among architects, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 147 out of 518Before him are Verner Panton, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Antonio Sant'Elia, Carlo Scarpa, Pier Luigi Nervi, and Max Bill. After him are Philibert de l'Orme, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Ludwig Borchardt, Juan de Herrera, Nefermaat, and Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

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Among people born in 1699, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 7Before him are Osman III, Christian VI of Denmark, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Maria Josepha of Austria, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, and Johann Adolph Hasse. After him are Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, Anna Leszczyńska, Françoise-Louise de Warens, Alamgir II, Mastani, and Hans Joachim von Zieten. Among people deceased in 1753, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 4Before him are George Berkeley, Balthasar Neumann, and Hans Sloane. After him are Gottfried Silbermann, Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Franciszka Urszula Radziwiłłowa, Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, Johann Nicolaus Bach, and Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 340 out of 1,694Before him are Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834), Barbara Brylska (1941), Casimir Pulaski (1745), Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), Leopold Infeld (1898), and Roman Dmowski (1864). After him are Johann Daniel Titius (1729), Fritz Gerlich (1883), Jerzy Kosiński (1933), Maria Szymanowska (1789), Johann Reinhold Forster (1729), and Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942).

Among ARCHITECTS In Poland

Among architects born in Poland, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 4Before him are Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Daniel Libeskind (1946), and Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732). After him are Marian Spychalski (1906), Friedrich Gilly (1772), Max Berg (1870), Wojciech Zabłocki (1930), and Elizabeth Diller (1958).