Michele Sanmicheli

1484 - 1559

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Michele Sanmicheli (also spelled Sanmmicheli, Sanmichele or Sammichele) (1484–1559), was a Venetian architect and urban planner of Mannerist-style, among the greatest of his era. A tireless worker, he was in charge of designing buildings and religious buildings of great value. Hired by the Serenissima as a military architect, he designed also numerous fortifications in the extensive Venetian Empire, thus ensuring a great reputation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michele Sanmicheli has received more than 28,952 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Michele Sanmicheli is the 151st most popular architect (up from 160th in 2019), the 1,568th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,555th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Italian Architect.

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Among architects, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 151 out of 424Before him are Kevin A. Lynch, Ettore Sottsass, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Theophil Hansen, Lina Bo Bardi, and Josep Puig i Cadafalch. After him are Tony Garnier, Alonzo Cano, Charlotte Perriand, Ricardo Bofill, Carlo Fontana, and Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff.

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Among people born in 1484, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 11Before him are Sebastian Cabot, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Matteo Bandello, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. After him are George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Jón Arason, Pedro Mascarenhas, Il Pordenone, and Estêvão Gomes. Among people deceased in 1559, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 10Before him are Christian III of Denmark, Beyhan Sultan, Isabella Jagiellon, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk. After him are Benvenuto Tisi, Robert Estienne, Otto Henry, Elector Palatine, Realdo Colombo, Wen Zhengming, and Adam Ries.

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Among people born in Italy, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 1,568 out of 4,088Before him are Giuliano Amato (1938), Charles II, Duke of Savoy (1488), Tonino Guerra (1920), Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (1328), Henry Benedict Stuart (1725), and Giovanni Battista Moroni (1525). After him are Corrado Gini (1884), Valentina Cortese (1923), Accursius (1182), Lucien Bianchi (1934), Ippolito de' Medici (1511), and Rafael Sabatini (1875).


Among architects born in Italy, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 31Before him are Filarete (1400), Baldassare Longhena (1596), Antonio Sant'Elia (1888), Carlo Scarpa (1906), Filippo Juvarra (1678), and Lina Bo Bardi (1914). After him are Gio Ponti (1891), Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447), Giuseppe Terragni (1904), Carl Ritter von Ghega (1802), Carlo Rainaldi (1611), and Giovanni Giocondo (1433).