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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 83,239 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Koldewey is the 128th most popular architect (up from 132nd in 2019), the 1,292nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,253rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Architect.

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Among architects, Robert Koldewey ranks 128 out of 424Before him are Balthasar Neumann, Albert Speer, Baldassare Longhena, James Stirling, Ettore Sottsass, and Paulo Mendes da Rocha. After him are Antonio Sant'Elia, Theophil Hansen, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Verner Panton, and Carlo Scarpa.

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Among people born in 1855, Robert Koldewey ranks 16Before him are Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Paul Deschanel, Ned Kelly, Robert de Montesquiou, Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal, and Arthur Nikisch. After him are Paul-Jacques Curie, Georges Rodenbach, Axel Paulsen, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Živojin Mišić, and Inukai Tsuyoshi. Among people deceased in 1925, Robert Koldewey ranks 46Before him are Moritz Moszkowski, Boris Savinkov, August von Wassermann, Christian Krohg, Clément Ader, and Nariman Narimanov. After him are Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, Antti Aarne, Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow, Michel Verne, Sidney Reilly, and Christian Michelsen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Koldewey ranks 1,292 out of 6,142Before him are Christian Wulff (1959), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Karl von Habsburg (1961), Hans Burgkmair (1473), Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1684), and Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736). After him are Heinz Lammerding (1905), Walter Rauff (1906), Erwin Neher (1944), Franz Walter Stahlecker (1900), Bernhard Rust (1883), and Alfred Einstein (1880).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Robert Koldewey ranks 12Before him are Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), and Albert Speer (1934). After him are Hans Scharoun (1893), Ludwig Borchardt (1863), Gottfried Böhm (1920), Ernst Neufert (1900), Hermann Tilke (1954), and Paul Troost (1878).