Jan Tschichold

1902 - 1974

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Jan Tschichold (born Johannes Tzschichhold, also known as Iwan Tschichold, or Ivan Tschichold; 2 April 1902 – 11 August 1974) was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer. He played a significant role in the development of graphic design in the 20th century – first, by developing and promoting principles of typographic modernism, and subsequently idealizing conservative typographic structures. His direction of the visual identity of Penguin Books in the decade following World War II served as a model for the burgeoning design practice of planning corporate identity programs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Tschichold has received more than 240,126 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jan Tschichold is the 5,568th most popular politician (down from 5,338th in 2019), the 1,569th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,391st in 2019) and the 464th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Jan Tschichold ranks 5,568 out of 15,710Before him are Laura Mancini, Gaius Claudius Nero, Emperor Go-Fukakusa, Emperor Rokujō, Neferure, and Thorvald Stauning. After him are Takelot I, František Palacký, Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia, King Ping of Zhou, Gjúki, and Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre.

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Among people born in 1902, Jan Tschichold ranks 70Before him are Sylvanus Olympio, Carlo Levi, Richard Rodgers, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Pascual Jordan, and William Walton. After him are Anatole Litvak, Hans Bellmer, Bruno Streckenbach, Gianpiero Combi, Demchugdongrub, and Alfredo Binda. Among people deceased in 1974, Jan Tschichold ranks 47Before him are Cass Elliot, André Jolivet, Vannevar Bush, Lajos Zilahy, Salvador Puig Antich, and Farid al-Atrash. After him are Anatole Litvak, Bill Finger, Konstantin Melnikov, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Gino Cervi, and Samuel Goldwyn.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jan Tschichold ranks 1,569 out of 5,289Before him are Arthur Auwers (1838), Gondioc (450), Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515), Peter Cornelius (1824), Bert Sakmann (1942), and Fredrik Pacius (1809). After him are Georg Stumme (1886), Eduard Mörike (1804), Max Schreck (1879), August Kundt (1839), Thomas Tuchel (1973), and Willi Hennig (1913).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Jan Tschichold ranks 464Before him are Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887), Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1676), Max Koegel (1895), Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826), Gondioc (450), and Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515). After him are Princess Anna of Prussia (1836), Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Franz Gürtner (1881), Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), Bruno Streckenbach (1902), and Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (1200).