Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

1656 - 1723

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (20 July 1656 – 5 April 1723) was an Austrian architect, sculptor, 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 71,317 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 70th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 70 out of 361Before him are Frei Otto, Jože Plečnik, Giuliano da Sangallo, Gottfried Semper, Domenico Fontana, and Louis Le Vau. After him are Josef Hoffmann, Erich Mendelsohn, Charles Garnier, Hemiunu, Vincenzo Scamozzi, and Hector Guimard.

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Among people born in 1656, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 3Before him are Edmond Halley and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark. After him are Marin Marais, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein, Robert de Cotte, Guillaume Dubois, Nicolas de Largillière, Kateri Tekakwitha, Guru Har Krishan, and Ferdinand de Marsin. 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, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, and Guillaume Dubois.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 163 out of 799Before him are Lothar Rendulic (1887), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1893), Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351), Albert III, Duke of Austria (1349), and Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1558). After him are Dietrich Mateschitz (1944), Mariana of Austria (1634), Eric Kandel (1929), Rudolf I of Bohemia (1281), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1745), and Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria (1750).

Among ARCHITECTS In Austria

Among architects born in Austria, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach ranks 3Before him are Otto Wagner (1841) and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928). After him are Hans Hollein (1934), Camillo Sitte (1843), Richard Neutra (1892), Ettore Sottsass (1917), Josef Frank (1885), Ferdinand Fellner (1847), Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897), Christopher Alexander (1936), and Jakob Prandtauer (1660).

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