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 architects (Anthemius of Tralles was the other) that Emperor Justinian I commissioned to design the cathedral Hagia Sophia in Constantinople from 532 to 537. 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 170,560 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Isidore of Miletus is the 55th most popular architect (up from 85th in 2019), the 246th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 310th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish 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 55 out of 424Before him are Rem Koolhaas, I. M. Pei, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Giacomo della Porta, Richard Meier, and Kenzō Tange. After him are Philip Johnson, François Mansart, Richard Rogers, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Aldo Rossi, and Robert Venturi.

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Among people born in 442, Isidore of Miletus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 537, Isidore of Miletus ranks 1

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Isidore of Miletus ranks 246 out of 1,128Before him are Theophanu (960), Arcesilaus (-315), Cemal Gürsel (1895), Michael IX Palaiologos (1277), Novatian (220), and Malhun Hatun (1350). After him are Bias of Priene (-600), Xenocrates (-396), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Theodora (815), Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), and Alexander (870).

Among ARCHITECTS In Turkey

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