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 difference 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 456,696 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Johann Joachim Winckelmann is the 20th most popular historian, the 212th most popular biography from Germany (up from 222nd 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 20 out of 341Before him are Procopius, Saxo Grammaticus, Mircea Eliade, Cassius Dio, Manetho, and Fernand Braudel. After him are Arnold J. Toynbee, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Hecataeus of Miletus, Jacob Burckhardt, and Bede.

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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, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Marie Anne de Mailly, Horace Walpole, and David Garrick. Among people deceased in 1768, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 3Before him are Marie Leszczyńska and Canaletto. After him are Laurence Sterne, Nicola Porpora, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Georg Brandt, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Francesco Maria Veracini.

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Among people born in Germany, Johann Joachim Winckelmann ranks 212 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Nico (1938), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Adam Weishaupt (1748), and Anne of Cleves (1515). After him are Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Carl Schmitt (1888), Franz Marc (1880), and Walter Ulbricht (1893).

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), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876).