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 32,877 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Michele Sanmicheli is the 168th most popular architect (down from 151st in 2019), the 1,767th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,568th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Architect.

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Among architects, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 168 out of 424Before him are Jean Chalgrin, Fumihiko Maki, Charlotte Perriand, Kevin A. Lynch, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, and Gio Ponti. After him are Tony Garnier, Konstantin Melnikov, Carl Ritter von Ghega, Kisho Kurokawa, Mikhail Eisenstein, and Jacques-François Blondel.

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Among people born in 1484, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 12Before him are Sebastian Cabot, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Matteo Bandello, and George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. After him are Pedro Mascarenhas, Jón Arason, Pedro de Toledo y Zúñiga, Il Pordenone, Estêvão Gomes, and Franciabigio. Among people deceased in 1559, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 13Before him are Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Fatma Sultan, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, and Robert Estienne. After him are Benvenuto Tisi, Otto Henry, Elector Palatine, Realdo Colombo, Wen Zhengming, Christina Gyllenstierna, and Adam Ries.

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Among people born in Italy, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 1,767 out of 4,668Before him are Gio Ponti (1891), Gennaro Gattuso (1978), Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1533), Julius Firmicus Maternus (400), Wacho (500), and Sergio Pininfarina (1926). After him are Agostino Chigi (1465), Gallus Anonymus (1010), Salvatore Schillaci (1964), Philemon (-362), Filippo Taglioni (1777), and Humbert III, Count of Savoy (1136).


Among architects born in Italy, Michele Sanmicheli ranks 30Before him are Baldassare Longhena (1596), Antonio Sant'Elia (1888), Carlo Scarpa (1906), Lina Bo Bardi (1914), Filippo Juvarra (1678), and Gio Ponti (1891). After him are Carl Ritter von Ghega (1802), Giovanni Giocondo (1433), Carlo Rainaldi (1611), Giuseppe Terragni (1904), Pirro Ligorio (1513), and Nicola Salvi (1697).