Karl Friedrich Schinkel

1781 - 1841

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Karl Friedrich Schinkel (13 March 1781 – 9 October 1841) was a Prussian architect, city planner and painter who also designed furniture and stage sets. Schinkel was one of the most prominent architects of Germany and designed both Neoclassical and neo-Gothic buildings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Friedrich Schinkel has received more than 394,008 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Karl Friedrich Schinkel is the 31st most popular architect (up from 33rd in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from Germany (up from 371st in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Architect.

Karl Friedrich Schinkel was a German architect and painter. He is most famous for the design of the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Altes Museum in Berlin, and the Neues Museum in Berlin.

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Among architects, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 31 out of 518Before him are Frank Gehry, Victor Horta, Santiago Calatrava, Henry van de Velde, André Le Nôtre, and Adolf Loos. After him are Peter Behrens, Carlo Maderno, Ictinus, Tadao Ando, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Rem Koolhaas.

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Among people born in 1781, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 5Before him are Eugène de Beauharnais, George Stephenson, Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France, and Bernard Bolzano. After him are René Laennec, Siméon Denis Poisson, Stamford Raffles, Adelbert von Chamisso, William I of Württemberg, Anton Diabelli, and Achim von Arnim. Among people deceased in 1841, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 5Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Nicolas Appert, William Henry Harrison, and Mikhail Lermontov. After him are Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, Johan August Arfwedson, Minh Mạng, and Ferdinando Carulli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 327 out of 7,253Before him are Franz Halder (1884), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Friedrich Bessel (1784), and Michael Haneke (1942). After him are August Kekulé (1829), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Einhard (770), Karl Haushofer (1869), Fritz Sauckel (1894), and Albrecht Altdorfer (1480).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 4Before him are Albert Speer (1905), Walter Gropius (1883), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886). After him are Peter Behrens (1868), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Albert Speer (1934), Leo von Klenze (1784), and Robert Koldewey (1855).