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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 Samuel 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 230,871 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry van de Velde is the 30th most popular architect (down from 25th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 41st 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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Among architects, Henry van de Velde ranks 30 out of 424Before him are Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Adolf Loos, Apollodorus of Damascus, Tadao Ando, and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. After him are Peter Behrens, Santiago Calatrava, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, André Le Nôtre, and Suger.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry van de Velde ranks 11Before him are Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, Swami Vivekananda, Arthur Henderson, Pietro Mascagni, and David Lloyd George. After him are Gabriele D'Annunzio, George Herbert Mead, Constantine P. Cavafy, Carlos I of Portugal, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, and Joaquín Sorolla. Among people deceased in 1957, Henry van de Velde ranks 16Before him are Oliver Hardy, Haakon VII of Norway, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Constantin Brâncuși, and Johannes Stark. After him are Walther Bothe, Gerty Cori, Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Irving Langmuir, and Alfred Döblin.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henry van de Velde ranks 49 out of 1,019Before him are Abraham Ortelius (1527), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Carlota of Mexico (1840), Adolphe Sax (1814), Jules Bordet (1870), and Simon Stevin (1548). After him are Samo (600), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Isabella of Austria (1501), and Léon Degrelle (1906).

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).