Peter Behrens

1868 - 1940

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Peter Behrens (14 April 1868 – 27 February 1940) was a leading German architect, graphic and industrial designer, best known for his early pioneering AEG Turbine Hall in Berlin in 1909. He had a long career, designing objects, typefaces, and important buildings in a range of styles from the 1900s to the 1930s. He was a foundation member of the German Werkbund in 1907, when he also began designing for AEG, pioneered corporate design,graphic design, producing typefaces, objects, and buildings for the company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Behrens has received more than 323,126 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Peter Behrens is the 31st most popular architect (down from 29th in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from Germany (down from 318th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Architect.

Peter Behrens was a German architect and designer. He is most famous for his design of the AEG Turbine Factory in Berlin, which later became the Academy of Arts.

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Among architects, Peter Behrens ranks 31 out of 424Before him are Victor Horta, Adolf Loos, Apollodorus of Damascus, Tadao Ando, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, and Henry van de Velde. After him are Santiago Calatrava, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, André Le Nôtre, Suger, and Hippodamus of Miletus.

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Among people born in 1868, Peter Behrens ranks 14Before him are Robert Andrews Millikan, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Gichin Funakoshi, Emanuel Lasker, and Arnold Sommerfeld. After him are Robert Falcon Scott, Gertrude Bell, Fuad I of Egypt, Gaston Leroux, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Paul Claudel. Among people deceased in 1940, Peter Behrens ranks 13Before him are Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, and Carl Bosch. After him are Manuel Azaña, Gerda Wegener, Wladimir Köppen, Isaac Babel, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, and Paul Gottlieb Nipkow.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Behrens ranks 368 out of 6,142Before him are Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Paul Hausser (1880), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Theodor Heuss (1884), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), and Chlodio (393). After him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Max Bruch (1838), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Otto Dix (1891), and Otto Lilienthal (1848).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Peter Behrens ranks 4Before him are Albert Speer (1905), Walter Gropius (1883), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886). After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), Albert Speer (1934), and Robert Koldewey (1855).