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Johann Joachim Winckelmann

1717 - 1768

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Johann Joachim Winckelmann (; German: [ˈvɪŋkl̩man]; 9 December 1717 – 8 June 1768) was a German art historian and archaeologist. He was a pioneering Hellenist who first articulated the differences between Greek, Greco-Roman and Roman art. "The prophet and founding hero of modern archaeology", Winckelmann was one of the founders of scientific archaeology and first applied the categories of style on a large, systematic basis to the history of art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Joachim Winckelmann has received more than 567,156 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Johann Joachim Winckelmann is the 19th most popular historian (up from 20th in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from Germany (up from 212th in 2019) and the most popular German Historian.

Johann Joachim Winckelmann was a German art historian and archaeologist who is most famous for his writings on ancient Greek art.

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Among historians, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 19 out of 339Before him are Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, Hecataeus of Miletus, Procopius, Cassius Dio, and Arnold J. Toynbee. After him are Mircea Eliade, Fernand Braudel, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, and Jacob Burckhardt.

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Among people born in 1717, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 5Before him are Maria Theresa, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Pope Pius VI, and Mustafa III. After him are Johann Stamitz, Peter III of Portugal, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Marie Anne de Mailly, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Horace Walpole, and Ebrahim Afshar. Among people deceased in 1768, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 2Before him is Marie Leszczyńska. After him are Canaletto, Laurence Sterne, Nicola Porpora, Georg Brandt, Francesco Maria Veracini, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 201 out of 6,142Before him are Nelly Sachs (1891), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Jacob Grimm (1785), Michel Ney (1769), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), and Frederick William II of Prussia (1744). After him are Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), Otto von Guericke (1602), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Eckhart Tolle (1948), and Wilhelm Canaris (1887).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 1After him are Leopold von Ranke (1795), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), and Reinhart Koselleck (1923).