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Juan de Herrera

1530 - 1593

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Juan de Herrera (1530 – 15 January 1597) was a Spanish architect, mathematician and geometrician. One of the most outstanding Spanish architects in the 16th century, Herrera represents the peak of the Renaissance in Spain. His sober style reached full development in buildings like the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan de Herrera has received more than 80,047 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Juan de Herrera is the 160th most popular architect (up from 175th in 2019), the 564th most popular biography from Spain (up from 576th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Spanish Architect.

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Among architects, Juan de Herrera ranks 160 out of 424Before him are Philibert de l'Orme, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Ernst Neufert, Joseph Paxton, Michael Ventris, and Hermann Tilke. After him are Jacobus Oud, Jean Chalgrin, Fumihiko Maki, Charlotte Perriand, Kevin A. Lynch, and Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff.

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Among people born in 1530, Juan de Herrera ranks 13Before him are Yasuke, Louis, Prince of Condé, Ruy López de Segura, Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Jan Kochanowski, and Christopher Báthory. After him are Starina Novak, Ranuccio Farnese, Kuyucu Murad Pasha, Giambattista Benedetti, Nicholas Rémy, and Symon Budny. Among people deceased in 1593, Juan de Herrera ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Christopher Marlowe, Emperor Ōgimachi, and Li Shizhen. After him are Jacques Amyot, Symon Budny, Maciej Stryjkowski, Xu Wei, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, and Abd al-Samad.

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Among people born in Spain, Juan de Herrera ranks 564 out of 2,932Before him are Junípero Serra (1713), Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (1057), Jabir ibn Aflah (1100), Santiago Rusiñol (1861), Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1154), and Josep Lluís Núñez (1931). After him are Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (1901), Theodulf of Orléans (750), Juan Carreño de Miranda (1614), Javier Marías (1951), Verónica Forqué (1955), and Gilbert Horal (1200).


Among architects born in Spain, Juan de Herrera ranks 8Before him are Santiago Calatrava (1951), Ricardo Bofill (1939), Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850), Rafael Moneo (1937), Alonzo Cano (1601), and Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867). After him are Félix Candela (1910), Josep Lluís Sert (1902), Josep Maria Jujol (1879), José Benito de Churriguera (1665), Juan Bautista de Toledo (1515), and Juan de Villanueva (1739).