Henry van de Velde

1863 - 1957

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Henry Clemens van de Velde (Dutch: [ˌɑ̃ːˈri vɑn də ˈvɛldə]; 3 April 1863 – 15 October 1957) was a Belgian painter, architect, interior designer, and art theorist. Together with Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, he is considered one of the founders of Art Nouveau in Belgium. He worked in Paris with Siegfried Bing, the founder of the first gallery of Art Nouveau in Paris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry van de Velde has received more than 273,875 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Henry van de Velde is the 28th most popular architect (up from 30th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 49th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Architect.

Henry van de Velde was a Belgian architect and designer who is most famous for his work in the Art Nouveau style.

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Over the past year Henry van de Velde has had the most page views in the with 31,464 views, followed by English (28,983), and Dutch (15,678). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (60.58%), Belarusian (50.21%), and Latin (37.40%)


Among architects, Henry van de Velde ranks 28 out of 518Before him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Otto Wagner, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Victor Horta, and Santiago Calatrava. After him are André Le Nôtre, Adolf Loos, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Peter Behrens, Carlo Maderno, and Ictinus.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry van de Velde ranks 11Before him are Swami Vivekananda, Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, Arthur Henderson, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Pietro Mascagni. After him are David Lloyd George, Constantine P. Cavafy, Carlos I of Portugal, George Herbert Mead, Vladimir Vernadsky, and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Among people deceased in 1957, Henry van de Velde ranks 14Before him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Humphrey Bogart, Johannes Stark, Wilhelm Reich, Arturo Toscanini, and Oliver Hardy. After him are Constantin Brâncuși, Gichin Funakoshi, Gerty Cori, Gabriela Mistral, Walther Bothe, and Richard E. Byrd.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henry van de Velde ranks 44 out of 1,190Before him are Eleanor of Austria (1498), César Franck (1822), Pepin of Herstal (635), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Hergé (1907), and Victor Horta (1861). After him are Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Jules Bordet (1870), Simon Stevin (1548), and Margaret of Parma (1522).

Among ARCHITECTS In Belgium

Among architects born in Belgium, Henry van de Velde ranks 2Before him are Victor Horta (1861). After him are Auguste Perret (1874), Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (1514), Lambert Lombard (1505), François de Cuvilliés (1695), Joseph Poelaert (1817), and Fernand de Montigny (1885).