José Benito de Churriguera

1665 - 1725

José Benito de Churriguera

José Benito de Churriguera (21 March 1665, in Madrid – 2 March 1725, in Madrid) was a Spanish architect, sculptor and urbanist of the late-Baroque or Rococo style. He was born in Madrid to a Catalan cabinetmaker, gilder and altarpiece joiner, Josep Simó Xoriguera i Elies and to doña Maria de Ocaña, and studied under his father along with two of his brothers. His excessively decorated style, which can be described as an obsessively over-wrought horror vacui on any surface or facade, led to the adjective churrigueresque. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Benito de Churriguera has received more than 15,199 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 270th most popular architect.

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Among architects, José Benito de Churriguera ranks 270 out of 361Before him are Henri Dupuy de Lôme, Charles Barry, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Adrian Smith, Christopher Alexander, and Giuseppe Valadier. After him are Pieter Post, Benedetto Antelami, Boris Iofan, Sixto Durán Ballén, Pierre Cuypers, and Augustin Ehrensvärd.

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Among people born in 1665, José Benito de Churriguera ranks 5Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Nicolaus Bruhns, Giuseppe Crespi, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. After him is Rudolf Jakob Camerarius. Among people deceased in 1725, José Benito de Churriguera ranks 7Before him are Peter the Great, Alessandro Scarlatti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Mahmud Hotak, Jonathan Wild, and Arai Hakuseki. After him is Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani.

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Among people born in Spain, José Benito de Churriguera ranks 789 out of 1,895Before him are Lucius Licinius Lucullus (null), Niccolò Antonio Colantonio (1420), Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933), Francisco Herrera the Younger (1622), Joan Coromines (1905), and Pahiño (1923). After him are Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro (1676), Clemente Domínguez y Gómez (1946), Xavier Cugat (1900), Jordi Alba (1989), Carmen Laforet (null), and Massiel (1947).


Among architects born in Spain, José Benito de Churriguera ranks 11Before him are Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867), Rafael Moneo (1937), Alonzo Cano (1601), Juan de Herrera (1530), Félix Candela (1910), and Josep Lluís Sert (1902). After him are Juan Bautista de Toledo (1515), Juan Gómez de Mora (1586), and Ventura Rodríguez (1717).

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