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Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

1656 - 1723

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Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (20 July 1656 – 5 April 1723) was an Austrian architect, sculptor, engraver, and architectural historian whose Baroque architecture profoundly influenced and shaped the tastes of the Habsburg Empire. His influential book A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture (1721) was one of the first and most popular comparative studies of world architecture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach has received more than 118,851 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 35 in 2019). Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach is the 92nd most popular architect (down from 70th in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from Austria (down from 184th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Architect.

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach is most famous for being an architect and designer of the Karlskirche in Vienna.

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Over the past year Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach has had the most page views in the with 34,357 views, followed by English (14,148), and Czech (5,201). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (124.08%), Latin (97.80%), and Belarusian (95.15%)

Among ARCHITECTS

Among architects, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 92 out of 518Before him are Frei Otto, Gottfried Semper, Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, Sostratus of Cnidus, Bartolomeo Ammannati, and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. After him are Mnesikles, Minoru Yamasaki, Arata Isozaki, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1656, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 5Before him are Edmond Halley, Marin Marais, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, and Joseph Pitton de Tournefort. After him are Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein, Nicolas de Largillière, Guillaume Dubois, Robert de Cotte, Kateri Tekakwitha, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, and Guru Har Krishan. Among people deceased in 1723, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 5Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Christopher Wren, and Dimitrie Cantemir. After him are Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, and Guillaume Dubois.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 237 out of 1,424Before him are Roland Ratzenberger (1960), Gustav Wagner (1911), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Josef von Sternberg (1894), Peter L. Berger (1929), and Paul Lazarsfeld (1901). After him are Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711), Albert VI, Archduke of Austria (1418), Ferdinand Piëch (1937), Otto Rank (1884), Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick (1887), and Michael Hainisch (1858).

Among ARCHITECTS In Austria

Among architects born in Austria, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 4Before him are Otto Wagner (1841), Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), and Richard Neutra (1892). After him are Hans Hollein (1934), Camillo Sitte (1843), Ettore Sottsass (1917), Ferdinand Fellner (1847), Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897), Josef Frank (1885), Christopher Alexander (1936), and Heinrich von Ferstel (1828).