Robert Koldewey

1855 - 1925

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Robert Johann Koldewey (10 September 1855 – 4 February 1925) was a German archaeologist, famous for his in-depth excavation of the ancient city of Babylon in modern-day Iraq. He was born in Blankenburg am Harz in Germany, the duchy of Brunswick, and died in Berlin at the age of 69. His digs at Babylon revealed the foundations of the ziggurat Marduk, and the Ishtar Gate; he also developed several modern archaeological techniques including a method to identify and excavate mud brick architecture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Koldewey has received more than 92,827 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Robert Koldewey is the 122nd most popular architect (up from 127th in 2019), the 1,236th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,292nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Architect.

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Among architects, Robert Koldewey ranks 122 out of 518Before him are Theophil Hansen, Hemiunu, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Toyo Ito, Peter Eisenman, and Leo von Klenze. After him are Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Eliel Saarinen, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Dinocrates, Eero Saarinen, and Gunnar Asplund.

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Among people born in 1855, Robert Koldewey ranks 14Before him are Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Ernest Chausson, Percival Lowell, Paul Deschanel, Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal, and Ned Kelly. After him are Paul-Jacques Curie, Živojin Mišić, Arthur Nikisch, Inukai Tsuyoshi, Robert de Montesquiou, and Georges Rodenbach. Among people deceased in 1925, Robert Koldewey ranks 42Before him are Clément Ader, Johann Palisa, Max Linder, Lovis Corinth, Christian Krohg, and Boris Savinkov. After him are August von Wassermann, Michel Verne, Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow, Nariman Narimanov, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, and Antti Aarne.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Koldewey ranks 1,236 out of 7,253Before him are Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851), Otto of Bamberg (1060), Thea von Harbou (1888), Jack Steinberger (1921), Hans Reichenbach (1891), and Adolph Wagner (1835). After him are Princess Elisabeth Marie of Bavaria (1874), Konrad Witz (1400), Ulay (1943), Thomas Müller (1989), Tilman Riemenschneider (1460), and Josef Harpe (1887).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Robert Koldewey ranks 12Before him are Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Albert Speer (1934), and Leo von Klenze (1784). After him are Gottfried Böhm (1920), Hans Scharoun (1893), Ludwig Borchardt (1863), Carl Ludvig Engel (1778), Ernst Neufert (1900), and Günter Behnisch (1922).