Hector Guimard

1867 - 1942

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Hector Guimard (French pronunciation: [ɛktɔʁ ɡimaʁ], 10 March 1867 – 20 May 1942) was a French architect and designer, and a prominent figure of the Art Nouveau style. He achieved early fame with his design for the Castel Beranger, the first Art Nouveau apartment building in Paris, which was selected in an 1899 competition as one of the best new building facades in the city. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hector Guimard has received more than 360,276 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Hector Guimard is the 81st most popular architect (down from 66th in 2019), the 957th most popular biography from France (down from 820th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Architect.

Hector Guimard is most famous for his Art Nouveau style of architecture. He was a French architect who designed the Castel Béranger and the Parisian metro.

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Among architects, Hector Guimard ranks 81 out of 518Before him are Vincenzo Scamozzi, Robert Venturi, Sebastiano Serlio, Peter Parler, Daniel Libeskind, and Louis Kahn. After him are Richard Neutra, Balthasar Neumann, Claude Perrault, Mario Botta, Frei Otto, and Gottfried Semper.

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Among people born in 1867, Hector Guimard ranks 26Before him are Enrique Granados, Stanley Baldwin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ignacy Mościcki, Irving Fisher, and Umberto Giordano. After him are Sakichi Toyoda, Eugen Sandow, Alexander Parvus, Margaret Brown, Rubén Darío, and Joseph Maria Olbrich. Among people deceased in 1942, Hector Guimard ranks 27Before him are Hans-Joachim Marseille, Sabina Spielrein, Yanka Kupala, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Kārlis Ulmanis, and Carole Lombard. After him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Herschel Grynszpan, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Jozef Gabčík, and Grant Wood.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hector Guimard ranks 957 out of 6,770Before him are Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), Edme Mariotte (1620), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), and Marie Louise Gonzaga (1611). After him are Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), Jean-Pierre Papin (1963), Childebert III (678), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), and André-Hercule de Fleury (1653).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Hector Guimard ranks 11Before him are Jean Nouvel (1945), Louis Le Vau (1612), François Mansart (1598), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), Charles Garnier (1825), and Pierre Lescot (1515). After him are Claude Perrault (1613), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728), and Lúcio Costa (1902).