Mart Stam

1899 - 1986

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Mart Stam (August 5, 1899 – February 21, 1986) was a Dutch architect, urban planner, and furniture designer. Stam was extraordinarily well-connected, and his career intersects with important moments in the history of 20th-century European architecture, including the invention of the cantilever chair, teaching at the Bauhaus, contributions to the Weissenhof Estate, the Van Nelle Factory, (an important modernist landmark in Rotterdam), buildings for Ernst May's New Frankfurt housing estates, followed by work in the USSR with the idealistic May Brigade, to teaching positions in Amsterdam and post-war East Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mart Stam has received more than 85,656 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Mart Stam is the 198th most popular architect (up from 205th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 314th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Dutch Architect.

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Among architects, Mart Stam ranks 198 out of 518Before him are Hans Poelzig, Lev Rudnev, Jacobus Oud, Shigeru Ban, Luigi Vanvitelli, and Adrian Smith. After him are Henning Larsen, Henri Labrouste, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Lilly Reich, Elissa Aalto, and Christian de Portzamparc.

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Among people born in 1899, Mart Stam ranks 101Before him are Maria Yudina, Hans Jeschonnek, Wolf Messing, Nicolas Frantz, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, and Wilhelm Röpke. After him are Pavel Haas, Jimmie Angel, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Marcel Dalio, Konstantinos Tsatsos, and Walter Lantz. Among people deceased in 1986, Mart Stam ranks 88Before him are Ellison Onizuka, Christopher Isherwood, Yaroslav Stetsko, Gia Carangi, Henri Toivonen, and Gabdulkhay Akhatov. After him are Phil Lynott, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Arthur Grumiaux, Nicholas Kaldor, Princess Yolanda of Savoy, and Elisabeth Bergner.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Mart Stam ranks 337 out of 1,646Before him are Charles II, Duke of Guelders (1467), Nikolaus Gerhaert (1420), Esaias van de Velde (1587), Joanna of Bavaria (1356), Henk Sneevliet (1883), and Isaac Titsingh (1745). After him are Gerard van Swieten (1700), Dirk V, Count of Holland (1053), Sharon den Adel (1974), Hans van Breukelen (1956), Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597), and Olivier van Noort (1558).

Among ARCHITECTS In Netherlands

Among architects born in Netherlands, Mart Stam ranks 6Before him are Rem Koolhaas (1944), Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527), Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856), Jacob van Campen (1596), and Jacobus Oud (1890). After him are Aldo van Eyck (1918), Pieter Post (1608), Salomon de Bray (1597), Pierre Cuypers (1827), Willem Marinus Dudok (1884), and Tylman van Gameren (1632).