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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 67,452 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff is the 166th most popular architect (down from 157th in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from Poland (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Architect.

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Among architects, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 166 out of 424Before him are Juan de Herrera, Jacobus Oud, Jean Chalgrin, Fumihiko Maki, Charlotte Perriand, and Kevin A. Lynch. After him are Gio Ponti, Michele Sanmicheli, Tony Garnier, Konstantin Melnikov, Carl Ritter von Ghega, and Kisho Kurokawa.

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Among people born in 1699, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 9Before him are Christian VI of Denmark, Maria Josepha of Austria, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Johann Adolph Hasse, Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, and Anna Leszczyńska. After him are Mastani, Alamgir II, Bernard de Jussieu, Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Rafi ud-Darajat, and John Bartram. Among people deceased in 1753, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 4Before him are George Berkeley, Balthasar Neumann, and Hans Sloane. After him are Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Gottfried Silbermann, Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Johann Nicolaus Bach, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, and Nicolas Fatio de Duillier.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ranks 360 out of 1,454Before him are Wilhelm Kube (1887), Andreas Gryphius (1616), Roman Ingarden (1893), Daniel Olbrychski (1945), Tadeusz Kantor (1915), and Ivan Vyhovsky (1608). After him are Samuel Goldwyn (1879), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), Joachim Kroll (1933), Mateusz Morawiecki (1968), Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885), and Hermann von Eichhorn (1848).

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), and Wojciech Zabłocki (1930).