Gunnar Asplund

1885 - 1940

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Erik Gunnar Asplund (22 September 1885 – 20 October 1940) was a Swedish architect, mostly known as a key representative of Nordic Classicism of the 1920s, and during the last decade of his life as a major proponent of the modernist style which made its breakthrough in Sweden at the Stockholm International Exhibition (1930). Asplund was professor of architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology from 1931. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Asplund has received more than 95,690 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Gunnar Asplund is the 113th most popular architect (down from 106th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 137th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Architect.

Gunnar Asplund is most famous for being the architect of the Stockholm City Hall.

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Among architects, Gunnar Asplund ranks 113 out of 424Before him are Sostratus of Cnidus, Minoru Yamasaki, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Hans Hollein, Peter Parler, and Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. After him are Camillo Sitte, Pierre Lescot, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Ebenezer Howard, Carl Gotthard Langhans, and Vittorio Gregotti.

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Among people born in 1885, Gunnar Asplund ranks 44Before him are Hugo Boss, Romano Guardini, Christian Wirth, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Will Durant, and G. W. Pabst. After him are Franz Böhme, John Edensor Littlewood, Otto Klemperer, Giacomo Matteotti, Tamara Karsavina, and George Minot. Among people deceased in 1940, Gunnar Asplund ranks 34Before him are Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Frederick Cook, Kyösti Kallio, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, Eugène Dubois, and Vito Volterra. After him are Édouard Vuillard, Walter Chrysler, Marcus Garvey, Katharina Schratt, Lewis Hine, and Saionji Kinmochi.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Asplund ranks 153 out of 1,296Before him are Hans Rosling (1948), Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001), PewDiePie (1989), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), and Johan August Arfwedson (1792). After him are Sverker II of Sweden (1164), Eric X of Sweden (1180), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Stenkil (1030), Michael Nyqvist (1960), and Sigfrid Edström (1870).

Among ARCHITECTS In Sweden

Among architects born in Sweden, Gunnar Asplund ranks 1After him are Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654), William Chambers (1723), Augustin Ehrensvärd (1710), Ragnar Östberg (1866), and Ferdinand Boberg (1860).