Gio Ponti

1891 - 1979

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Giovanni "Gio" Ponti ([d͡ʒo] 18 November 1891 – 16 September 1979) was an Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, teacher, writer and publisher. During his career, which spanned six decades, Ponti built more than a hundred buildings in Italy and in the rest of the world. He designed a considerable number of decorative art and design objects as well as furniture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gio Ponti has received more than 249,305 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gio Ponti is the 178th most popular architect (down from 167th in 2019), the 1,919th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,756th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian Architect.

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Among architects, Gio Ponti ranks 178 out of 518Before him are William Le Baron Jenney, Joseph Paxton, Hassan Fathy, Charles Eames, Jan Gehl, and Aristobulus of Cassandreia. After him are Eduardo Souto de Moura, Eero Aarnio, François Blondel, John Nash, Paul Troost, and Paul Andreu.

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Among people born in 1891, Gio Ponti ranks 64Before him are Hans F. K. Günther, Johannes R. Becher, Oswald Boelcke, Lajos Zilahy, Lilya Brik, and Poul Nielsen. After him are Kurt von Tippelskirch, Dimitrije Ljotić, Henry Morgenthau Jr., Bruno Loerzer, Jose P. Laurel, and Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma. Among people deceased in 1979, Gio Ponti ranks 72Before him are Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Yuen Siu-tien, Friedrich Ebert Jr., Jean-Marie Villot, and Stein Rokkan. After him are Carlo Abarth, Yvonne de Gaulle, Victoria Ocampo, Jayaprakash Narayan, Darryl F. Zanuck, and Joseph Kessel.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gio Ponti ranks 1,919 out of 5,161Before him are Nepotianus (400), Cesare Zavattini (1902), Raginpert (662), Adriano Galliani (1944), Guarino da Verona (1374), and Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria (1852). After him are Giorgio Chiellini (1984), Giambattista Benedetti (1530), Fabio Testi (1941), Albert Azzo II, Margrave of Milan (1009), Maddalena Casulana (1544), and Nanni di Banco (1380).


Among architects born in Italy, Gio Ponti ranks 29Before him are Lina Bo Bardi (1914), Filippo Juvarra (1678), Antonio Sant'Elia (1888), Carlo Scarpa (1906), Pier Luigi Nervi (1891), and Carl Ritter von Ghega (1802). After him are Michele Sanmicheli (1484), Luigi Vanvitelli (1700), Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447), Giacomo Quarenghi (1744), Giuseppe Terragni (1904), and Carlo Rainaldi (1611).