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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 neogothic buildings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Friedrich Schinkel has received more than 351,430 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Karl Friedrich Schinkel is the 33rd most popular architect (down from 32nd in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from Germany (down from 334th in 2019) and the 5th 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 33 out of 424Before him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Tadao Ando, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens, and Santiago Calatrava. After him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, André Le Nôtre, Suger, Hippodamus of Miletus, Ictinus, and Jørn Utzon.

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Among people born in 1781, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 4Before him are George Stephenson, Eugène de Beauharnais, and Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France. After him are René Laennec, Bernard Bolzano, Siméon Denis Poisson, Adelbert von Chamisso, Stamford Raffles, Anton Diabelli, Frederica of Baden, and David Brewster. Among people deceased in 1841, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 5Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Mikhail Lermontov, William Henry Harrison, and Nicolas Appert. After him are Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Ferdinando Carulli, Johan August Arfwedson, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 371 out of 6,142Before him are Theodor Heuss (1884), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Chlodio (393), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), and Max Bruch (1838). After him are Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Otto Dix (1891), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), Martin Behaim (1459), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Karl Friedrich Schinkel ranks 5Before him are Albert Speer (1905), Walter Gropius (1883), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), and Peter Behrens (1868). After him are Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), Albert Speer (1934), and Robert Koldewey (1855).