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Gottfried Semper

1803 - 1879

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Gottfried Semper (German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈzɛmpɐ]; 29 November 1803 – 15 May 1879) was a German architect, art critic, and professor of architecture who designed and built the Semper Opera House in Dresden between 1838 and 1841. In 1849 he took part in the May Uprising in Dresden and was put on the government's wanted list. He fled first to Zürich and later to London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottfried Semper has received more than 228,455 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Gottfried Semper is the 80th most popular architect (down from 77th in 2019), the 734th most popular biography from Germany (down from 718th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Architect.

Gottfried Semper is most famous for being a German architect who designed the Semper Opera House in Dresden, Germany.

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Among architects, Gottfried Semper ranks 80 out of 424Before him are Bruno Taut, Domenico Fontana, Ferdinand Cheval, Robert Venturi, Josef Hoffmann, and Hemiunu. After him are Sostratus of Cnidus, Jože Plečnik, Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Mnesikles, Mario Botta, and Vincenzo Scamozzi.

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Among people born in 1803, Gottfried Semper ranks 8Before him are Christian Doppler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Justus von Liebig, Prosper Mérimée, Adolphe Adam, and Maria Anna of Savoy. After him are Fyodor Tyutchev, Albrecht von Roon, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Flora Tristan, James Brooke, and Maria Teresa of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1879, Gottfried Semper ranks 7Before him are James Clerk Maxwell, Bernadette Soubirous, Honoré Daumier, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, and Adolf Anderssen. After him are Thomas Couture, Albrecht von Roon, Julia Margaret Cameron, Maria Teresa of Savoy, Charles De Coster, and Sher Ali Khan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gottfried Semper ranks 734 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Hermann von Salza (1170), Karl Harrer (1890), Thomas Anders (1963), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), and Wilhelm Cuno (1876). After him are Fritz Walter (1920), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615), Joachim Sauer (1949), and Otto Grotewohl (1894).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Gottfried Semper ranks 6Before him are Albert Speer (1905), Walter Gropius (1883), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Peter Behrens (1868), and Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781). After him are Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), Albert Speer (1934), and Robert Koldewey (1855).