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 66,528 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Juan de Herrera is the 175th most popular architect (down from 154th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from Spain (down from 481st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Spanish Architect.

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Among architects, Juan de Herrera ranks 175 out of 424Before him are Jacques-François Blondel, Jean Chalgrin, Paul Troost, Pietro Lombardo, Gottfried Böhm, and Fumihiko Maki. After him are Adolphe Appia, Kisho Kurokawa, Henri Labrouste, Hans Poelzig, Mart Stam, and Mikhail Eisenstein.

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Among people born in 1530, Juan de Herrera ranks 14Before him are Yasuke, Ruy López de Segura, Jan Kochanowski, Christopher Báthory, Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Starina Novak. After him are Giambattista Benedetti, Symon Budny, Grace O'Malley, and Ranuccio Farnese. Among people deceased in 1593, Juan de Herrera ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Christopher Marlowe, Emperor Ōgimachi, and Li Shizhen. After him are Symon Budny, Xu Wei, Jacques Amyot, and Louis III, Duke of Württemberg.

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Among people born in Spain, Juan de Herrera ranks 577 out of 2,595Before him are Infanta María Teresa of Spain (1882), Unai Emery (1971), Theodulf of Orléans (750), Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz (1526), Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (1963), and Aelia Flaccilla (356). After him are Sabino Arana (1865), Gilbert Horal (1200), Juan Donoso Cortés (1809), Abraham bar Hiyya (1070), Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus (-3), and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany (1305).


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