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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. Thanks to the magazine Domus, which he founded in 1928 and directed almost all his life, and thanks to his active participation in exhibitions such as the Milan Triennial, he was also an enthusiastic advocate of an Italian-style art of living and a major player in the renewal of Italian design after the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gio Ponti has received more than 201,381 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Gio Ponti is the 167th most popular architect (down from 163rd in 2019), the 1,761st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,673rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian Architect.

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Among architects, Gio Ponti ranks 167 out of 424Before him are Jacobus Oud, Jean Chalgrin, Fumihiko Maki, Charlotte Perriand, Kevin A. Lynch, and Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. After him are Michele Sanmicheli, Tony Garnier, Konstantin Melnikov, Carl Ritter von Ghega, Kisho Kurokawa, and Mikhail Eisenstein.

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Among people born in 1891, Gio Ponti ranks 60Before him are Oswald Boelcke, Hu Shih, Kurt von Tippelskirch, Poul Nielsen, Lajos Zilahy, and Walter A. Shewhart. After him are Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Lilya Brik, Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, Yvan Goll, and Kim Seong-su. Among people deceased in 1979, Gio Ponti ranks 70Before him are Stein Rokkan, Elizabeth Bishop, Philippe Halsman, Jacques Mesrine, Louis Durey, and Richard Rodgers. After him are Yukio Tsuda, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Jean-Marie Villot, Nereo Rocco, Jayaprakash Narayan, and Yvonne de Gaulle.

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Among people born in Italy, Gio Ponti ranks 1,761 out of 4,668Before him are Adelaide of Susa (1020), Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena (1593), Luigi Fagioli (1898), Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara (1545), Agnolo Gaddi (1350), and Antonius Felix (10). After him are Gennaro Gattuso (1978), Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1533), Julius Firmicus Maternus (400), Wacho (500), Sergio Pininfarina (1926), and Michele Sanmicheli (1484).


Among architects born in Italy, Gio Ponti ranks 29Before him are Filarete (1400), Baldassare Longhena (1596), Antonio Sant'Elia (1888), Carlo Scarpa (1906), Lina Bo Bardi (1914), and Filippo Juvarra (1678). After him are Michele Sanmicheli (1484), Carl Ritter von Ghega (1802), Giovanni Giocondo (1433), Carlo Rainaldi (1611), Giuseppe Terragni (1904), and Pirro Ligorio (1513).