Isidore of Miletus

442 - 537

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Isidore of Miletus (Greek: Ἰσίδωρος ὁ Μιλήσιος; Medieval Greek pronunciation: [iˈsiðoros o miˈlisios]; Latin: Isidorus Miletus) was one of the two main Byzantine Greek mathematician, physicist and architects (Anthemius of Tralles was the other) that Emperor Justinian I commissioned to design the cathedral Hagia Sophia in Constantinople from 532 to 537. He was born c. 475 AD. The creation of an important compilation of Archimedes' works has been attributed to him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isidore of Miletus has received more than 264,461 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Isidore of Miletus is the 70th most popular architect (down from 52nd in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 246th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Architect.

Isidore of Miletus is most famous for his theory that the Earth is round.

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Among architects, Isidore of Miletus ranks 70 out of 518Before him are Josef Hoffmann, Charles Garnier, Bruno Taut, Peter Zumthor, Domenico Fontana, and Pierre Lescot. After him are Senenmut, Marcel Breuer, Erich Mendelsohn, Richard Rogers, Vincenzo Scamozzi, and Robert Venturi.

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Among people born in 442, Isidore of Miletus ranks 1After him is Ghazar Parpetsi. Among people deceased in 537, Isidore of Miletus ranks 1

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Isidore of Miletus ranks 264 out of 1,347Before him are Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), Necmettin Erbakan (1926), Nebahat Çehre (1944), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Said Nursî (1877), and Gemistus Pletho (1355). After him are Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Thomas Palaiologos (1409), Pancras of Rome (289), Lydia of Thyatira (100), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), and Antipas of Pergamum (100).

Among ARCHITECTS In Türkiye

Among architects born in Türkiye, Isidore of Miletus ranks 3Before him are Mimar Sinan (1490), and Hippodamus of Miletus (-498). After him are Sostratus of Cnidus (-290), Hermogenes of Priene (-200), Kadir Topbaş (1945), Toros Toramanian (1864), and Gülsün Sağlamer (1945).