John Vanbrugh

1664 - 1726

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Sir John Vanbrugh (; 24 January 1664 (baptised) – 26 March 1726) was an English architect, dramatist and herald, perhaps best known as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. He wrote two argumentative and outspoken Restoration comedies, The Relapse (1696) and The Provoked Wife (1697), which have become enduring stage favourites but originally occasioned much controversy. He was knighted in 1714.Vanbrugh was in many senses a radical throughout his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Vanbrugh has received more than 251,504 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). John Vanbrugh is the 265th most popular architect (down from 222nd in 2019), the 1,954th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,571st in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, John Vanbrugh ranks 265 out of 424Before him are Hermann Tilke, Gordon Bunshaft, Hermogenes of Priene, Alexander Tamanian, Josep Maria Jujol, and Bruno Zevi. After him are Lin Huiyin, Louis Visconti, Ferdinand Fellner, Carlo Rossi, Friedrich August Stüler, and Josep Lluís Sert.

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Among people born in 1664, John Vanbrugh ranks 11Before him are Jean Meslier, Giulio Alberoni, Magnus Stenbock, Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg, Arvid Horn, and Johann Homann. After him are Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Alvise Pisani, and Nicolas Fatio de Duillier. Among people deceased in 1726, John Vanbrugh ranks 9Before him are Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Sultan Husayn, Michel Richard Delalande, Domenico Zipoli, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, and Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin. After him are Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden, Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, and Jakob Prandtauer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Vanbrugh ranks 1,954 out of 6,924Before him are F. H. Bradley (1846), Randolph Churchill (1911), Andy Fletcher (1961), Winston Graham (1908), Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany (1182), and Walter Pater (1839). After him are Andrew Irvine (1902), William Hudson (1730), Charles Shaughnessy (1955), Dudley Moore (1935), James Ferguson (1797), and Mary Hopkin (1950).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, John Vanbrugh ranks 16Before him are William Kent (1685), Archibald Leitch (1865), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Augustus Pugin (1812), Charles Barry (1795), and Ralph Erskine (1914). After him are Thomas Telford (1757), David Chipperfield (1953), Charles Cameron (1746), John Soane (1753), Frederick Catherwood (1799), and Edwin Lutyens (1869).