Ildefons Cerdà

1815 - 1876

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Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer (Catalan pronunciation: [ildəˈfons səɾˈða i suˈɲe]; Spanish: Ildefonso Cerdá Suñer; December 23, 1815, Centelles – August 21, 1876, Caldas de Besaya) was a Spanish urban planner and engineer who designed the 19th-century "extension" of Barcelona called the Eixample. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ildefons Cerdà has received more than 319,104 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ildefons Cerdà is the 46th most popular engineer (down from 39th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from Spain (down from 260th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Engineer.

Ildefons Cerdà is most famous for his work on the Eixample, a grid-like expansion of Barcelona.

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Among engineers, Ildefons Cerdà ranks 46 out of 325Before him are Albert Göring, Oliver Heaviside, Godfrey Hounsfield, Pavel Sukhoi, Kurt Gerstein, and Sergey Ilyushin. After him are Emil Škoda, Colin Chapman, Arthur Scherbius, Walter Dornberger, Jack Swigert, and Gustaf de Laval.

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Among people born in 1815, Ildefons Cerdà ranks 10Before him are George Boole, Karl Weierstrass, Otto of Greece, Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, and Thomas Couture. After him are Louis-Jules Trochu, Julia Margaret Cameron, Ľudovít Štúr, Lorenz von Stein, Ernest Meissonier, and Josip Juraj Strossmayer. Among people deceased in 1876, Ildefons Cerdà ranks 12Before him are Karl Ernst von Baer, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Catherine Labouré, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, and Marie d'Agoult. After him are Antoine Jérôme Balard, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Francesco Maria Piave, Hristo Botev, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, and Wild Bill Hickok.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Ildefons Cerdà ranks 294 out of 2,595Before him are Ferdinand IV of Castile (1285), Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Isidore the Laborer (1080), and Blanche II of Navarre (1424). After him are Jesús Franco (1930), Miguel López de Legazpi (1502), Alfonso II of Asturias (759), Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Gonzalo Pizarro (1510), and Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (1029).

Among ENGINEERS In Spain

Among engineers born in Spain, Ildefons Cerdà ranks 2Before him are José Echegaray (1832). After him are Álvaro del Portillo (1914) and Agustín de Betancourt (1758).