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Ictinus (; Greek: Ἰκτῖνος, Iktinos) was an architect active in the mid 5th century BC. Ancient sources identify Ictinus and Callicrates as co-architects of the Parthenon. He co-wrote a book on the project – which is now lost – in collaboration with Carpion.Pausanias identifies Ictinus as architect of the Temple of Apollo at Bassae. That temple was Doric on the exterior, Ionic on the interior, and incorporated a Corinthian column, the earliest known, at the center rear of the cella. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ictinus has received more than 48,547 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Ictinus ranks 37 out of 361Before him are Henry van de Velde, Jørn Utzon, Tadao Ando, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Peter Behrens, and Vladimir Tatlin. After him are Christopher Wren, Callicrates, Santiago Calatrava, André Le Nôtre, Hippodamus of Miletus, and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Ictinus ranks 11Before him are Leucippus, Artemisia I of Caria, Xerxes II of Persia, Brennus, Sogdianus of Persia, and Cyrus the Younger. After him are Ezra, Cratylus, Zeuxis, Meton of Athens, Pleistarchus, and Brasidas.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Ictinus ranks 109 out of 698Before him are Scopas (-395), Mardonius (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Celâl Bayar (1883), George II of Greece (1890), and Creon (null). After him are Hippias (-443), Theo Angelopoulos (1935), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), Callicrates (-470), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), and Phryne (-371).

Among ARCHITECTS In Greece

Among architects born in Greece, Ictinus ranks 1After him are Callicrates (-470), Sostratus of Cnidus (-290), Callimachus (-500), and Aristobulus of Cassandreia (-375).

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