Henry van de Velde

1863 - 1957

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Henry Clemens van de Velde (Dutch: [ɑ̃ˈri vɑndəˈvɛldə]; 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 216,650 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Henry van de Velde is the 25th most popular architect (up from 31st in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 42nd 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 25 out of 424Before him are Zaha Hadid, Louis Sullivan, Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Frank Gehry, and Adolf Loos. After him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, André Le Nôtre, Peter Behrens, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, and Renzo Piano.

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Among people born in 1863, Henry van de Velde ranks 9Before him are Henry Ford, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Signac, Arthur Henderson, and Pietro Mascagni. After him are George Herbert Mead, Constantine P. Cavafy, David Lloyd George, Swami Vivekananda, Alexandre Yersin, and Gabriele D'Annunzio. Among people deceased in 1957, Henry van de Velde ranks 14Before him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Constantin Brâncuși, Haakon VII of Norway, and Johannes Stark. After him are Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Walther Bothe, Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Gerty Cori.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henry van de Velde ranks 41 out of 899Before him are Eleanor of Austria (1498), César Franck (1822), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), William III of the Netherlands (1817), Simon Stevin (1548), and Pepin of Herstal (635). After him are Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Abraham Ortelius (1527), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), and Johannes Ockeghem (1410).

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), François de Cuvilliés (1695), Lambert Lombard (1505), Joseph Poelaert (1817), and Fernand de Montigny (1885).