Nikolaus Pevsner

1902 - 1983

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Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner (30 January 1902 – 18 August 1983) was a German-British art historian and architectural historian best known for his monumental 46-volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England (1951–74). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolaus Pevsner has received more than 277,256 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Nikolaus Pevsner is the 293rd most popular historian (down from 250th in 2019), the 3,786th most popular biography from Germany and the 41st most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Nikolaus Pevsner ranks 293 out of 341Before him are Taner Akçam, Américo Castro, Niall Ferguson, Fritz Stern, Stephen Greenblatt, and Jan T. Gross. After him are Benny Morris, Andrea Riccardi, Samuel Eliot Morison, Christopher Lasch, Walter Jens, and Martin Gilbert.

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Among people born in 1902, Nikolaus Pevsner ranks 237Before him are Guillermo Riveros, Mario Magnozzi, Kustaa Pihlajamäki, Jaime Torres Bodet, Moe Berg, and Flora Robson. After him are Georges Lacombe, Sergei Lemeshev, Russinho, Pierre Brunet, Charles Lang, and Maria Polydouri. Among people deceased in 1983, Nikolaus Pevsner ranks 176Before him are George Hodgson, Pentti Saarikoski, Jacqueline Logan, Paavo Johansson, Anton Buttigieg, and Nina Dumbadze. After him are Richard Llewellyn, Pat O'Brien, Dora Gabe, George O. Abell, Joseph Ruttenberg, and Buster Crabbe.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Nikolaus Pevsner ranks 3,786 out of 5,289Before him are Hilde Schrader (1910), Hans Apel (1932), Franz Sigel (1824), Wolfgang Kleff (1946), Felix Brych (1975), and Sylvia Nasar (1947). After him are Francis Buchholz (1954), Karl Alfred von Zittel (1839), Lukas Foss (1922), Gabriele Reinsch (1963), Dieter Herzog (1946), and Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1815).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Nikolaus Pevsner ranks 41Before him are Heinrich Zimmer (1890), Philipp Spitta (1841), Gerhard Friedrich Müller (1705), Heinrich Ewald (1803), Peter Gay (1923), and Heinrich Gelzer (1847). After him are Walter Jens (1923), Hermann Oldenberg (1854), and Oliver Grau (1965).