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 292,942 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Peter Behrens is the 29th most popular architect (up from 35th in 2019), the 318th most popular biography from Germany and the 4th most popular German 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 29 out of 424Before him are Frank Gehry, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, Apollodorus of Damascus, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and André Le Nôtre. After him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Renzo Piano, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Jørn Utzon, Vladimir Tatlin, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

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Among people born in 1868, Peter Behrens ranks 15Before him are Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Gichin Funakoshi, Gertrude Bell, Arnold Sommerfeld, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, and Emanuel Lasker. After him are Robert Falcon Scott, Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, Scott Joplin, and Gaston Leroux. Among people deceased in 1940, Peter Behrens ranks 12Before him are J. J. Thomson, Mikhail Bulgakov, Neville Chamberlain, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, and Emma Goldman. After him are Carl Bosch, Gerda Wegener, Manuel Azaña, Arthur Harden, Spyridon Louis, and Isaac Babel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Behrens ranks 318 out of 5,289Before him are Christian III of Denmark (1503), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Hans Eysenck (1916), Fritz Sauckel (1894), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), and Emil Kraepelin (1856). After him are Sophie Scholl (1921), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Robert Bosch (1861), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Karl Haushofer (1869), and Samuel Hahnemann (1755).

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), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Leo von Klenze (1784), Peter Parler (1330), Robert Koldewey (1855), and Hans Scharoun (1893).