Otto Wagner

1841 - 1918

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Otto Koloman Wagner (German: [ˈɔto ˈkoːloman ˈvaːɡnɐ] ; 13 July 1841 – 11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect, furniture designer and urban planner. He was a leading member of the Vienna Secession movement of architecture, founded in 1897, and the broader Art Nouveau movement. Many of his works are found in his native city of Vienna, and illustrate the rapid evolution of architecture during the period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Wagner has received more than 400,666 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto Wagner is the 23rd most popular architect (up from 24th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Austria (up from 80th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Architect.

Otto Wagner was an Austrian architect who is most famous for his design of the Vienna State Opera House.

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Among architects, Otto Wagner ranks 23 out of 518Before him are Louis Sullivan, Francesco Borromini, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Apollodorus of Damascus. After him are Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Victor Horta, Santiago Calatrava, Henry van de Velde, and André Le Nôtre.

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Among people born in 1841, Otto Wagner ranks 7Before him are Antonín Dvořák, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Le Bon, Edward VII, Berthe Morisot, and Georges Clemenceau. After him are Itō Hirobumi, Henry Morton Stanley, Frédéric Bazille, Henri Fayol, Emil Theodor Kocher, and Félix Faure. Among people deceased in 1918, Otto Wagner ranks 18Before him are Georg Cantor, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Georg Simmel, Alexandra Feodorovna, Karl Ferdinand Braun, and Louis Renault. After him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Georgi Plekhanov, and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Otto Wagner ranks 77 out of 1,424Before him are Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), Alma Mahler (1879), and Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855). After him are Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Peter Drucker (1909), Anna Freud (1895), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Melanie Klein (1882), and Arthur Schnitzler (1862).

Among ARCHITECTS In Austria

Among architects born in Austria, Otto Wagner ranks 1After him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), Richard Neutra (1892), Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656), Hans Hollein (1934), Camillo Sitte (1843), Ettore Sottsass (1917), Ferdinand Fellner (1847), Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897), Josef Frank (1885), Christopher Alexander (1936), and Heinrich von Ferstel (1828).