Jože Plečnik

1872 - 1957

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Jože Plečnik (pronunciation ) (23 January 1872 – 7 January 1957) was a Slovene architect who had a major impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague and of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, most notably by designing the iconic Triple Bridge and the Slovene National and University Library building, as well as the embankments along the Ljubljanica River, the Ljubljana open market buildings, the Ljubljana cemetery, parks, plazas etc. His architectural imprint on Ljubljana has been compared to the impact Antoni Gaudí had on Barcelona.His style is associated with the Vienna Secession style of architecture (a type of Art Nouveau). Besides in Ljubljana, he worked in Vienna, Belgrade and on the Prague Castle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jože Plečnik has received more than 128,262 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Jože Plečnik is the 69th most popular architect (down from 65th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Slovenia (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Slovene Architect.

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Among architects, Jože Plečnik ranks 69 out of 424. Before him are Louis Le Vau, Erich Mendelsohn, Domenico Fontana, Louis Kahn, Arnolfo di Cambio, and Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. After him are Charles Garnier, Peter Zumthor, Jean Nouvel, Frei Otto, Vincenzo Scamozzi, and Hector Guimard.

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Among people born in 1872, Jože Plečnik ranks 22Before him are Emil Hácha, Paul Langevin, Charles Greeley Abbot, Sri Aurobindo, Maurice Gamelin, and Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar. After him are Helena Rubinstein, Gotse Delchev, Aubrey Beardsley, Wilhelm Miklas, Mathilde Kschessinska, and Georgy Chicherin. Among people deceased in 1957, Jože Plečnik ranks 29Before him are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Irving Langmuir, Joseph McCarthy, Erich von Stroheim, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and Curzio Malaparte. After him are Heinrich Hoffmann, James Brendan Connolly, Eliot Ness, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, V. Gordon Childe, and Richard E. Byrd.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Jože Plečnik ranks 7 out of 247. Before him are Giuseppe Tartini (1692), Barbara of Cilli (1392), Slavoj Žižek (1949), Fritz Pregl (1869), France Prešeren (1800), and Hugo Wolf (1860). After him are Arkan (1952), Melania Trump (1970), Milan Kučan (1941), Edvard Kardelj (1910), Franz Miklosich (1813), and Carlos, Duke of Madrid (1848).

Among ARCHITECTS In Slovenia

Among architects born in Slovenia, Jože Plečnik ranks 1After him are Max Fabiani (1865).