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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. He is best known for the glass and iron edicules or canopies, with ornamental Art Nouveau curves, which he designed to cover the entrances of the first stations of the Paris Metro.Between 1890 and 1930, Guimard designed and built some fifty buildings, in addition to one hundred and forty-one subway entrances for Paris Metro, as well as numerous pieces of furniture and other decorative works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hector Guimard has received more than 286,330 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Hector Guimard is the 67th most popular architect (up from 75th in 2019), the 822nd most popular biography from France (up from 875th in 2019) and the 10th most popular 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

Among architects, Hector Guimard ranks 67 out of 424Before him are Philip Johnson, Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel, Senenmut, Buckminster Fuller, and Charles Garnier. After him are Minoru Yamasaki, Peter Zumthor, Erich Mendelsohn, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Daniel Libeskind, and Louis Kahn.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1867, Hector Guimard ranks 24Before him are Johannes Fibiger, Stanley Baldwin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walther Rathenau, Irving Fisher, and Władysław Reymont. After him are Margaret Brown, Umberto Giordano, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Sakichi Toyoda, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Rubén Darío. Among people deceased in 1942, Hector Guimard ranks 23Before him are Richard Willstätter, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Irène Némirovsky, François Darlan, Carole Lombard, and Sabina Spielrein. After him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Jozef Gabčík, Bruno Schulz, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Michel Fokine, and Kārlis Ulmanis.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hector Guimard ranks 822 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Garnier (1825), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Jean Froissart (1337), Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), and Jean-Georges Noverre (1727). After him are Charles Hermite (1822), Maria Malibran (1808), Charles Nicolle (1866), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Pauline Viardot (1821), and Chevalier d'Éon (1728).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Hector Guimard ranks 10Before him are Suger (1080), François Mansart (1598), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), Louis Le Vau (1612), Jean Nouvel (1945), and Charles Garnier (1825). After him are Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Claude Perrault (1613), Pierre Lescot (1515), and Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728).