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Sigfried Giedion

1888 - 1968

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Sigfried Giedion (sometimes misspelled Siegfried Giedion; 14 April 1888, Prague – 10 April 1968, Zürich) was a Bohemian-born Swiss historian and critic of architecture. His ideas and books, Space, Time and Architecture, and Mechanization Takes Command, had an important conceptual influence on the members of the Independent Group at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1950s. Giedion was a pupil of Heinrich Wölfflin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigfried Giedion has received more than 87,370 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Sigfried Giedion is the 161st most popular historian, the 273rd most popular biography from Czechia and the 2nd most popular Czech Historian.

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Among HISTORIANS

Among historians, Sigfried Giedion ranks 161 out of 341Before him are Afet İnan, Shlomo Sand, Festus, Howard Zinn, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, and Peter Andreas Munch. After him are Deborah Lipstadt, Yahya of Antioch, Karl Lamprecht, Bernard Desclot, Heinrich Graetz, and Ibn al-Faqih.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1888, Sigfried Giedion ranks 98Before him are Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Hans von Salmuth, Paul Ramadier, S. S. Van Dine, Du Yuesheng, and Milan Stojadinović. After him are Odile Defraye, Hans Graf von Sponeck, Harald Sverdrup, Marcel L'Herbier, Carl Hilpert, and Harukichi Hyakutake. Among people deceased in 1968, Sigfried Giedion ranks 85Before him are Ildebrando Pizzetti, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Gholamreza Takhti, Charles Munch, Hans Cramer, and Chester Carlson. After him are Mario Roatta, Lilian Harvey, Anthony Asquith, Nikolay Voronov, Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, and Charles Chaplin Jr..

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Sigfried Giedion ranks 273 out of 839Before him are Victor Kugler (1900), Antonio Rosetti (1746), Vladislaus III, Duke of Bohemia (1160), Paul Wranitzky (1756), Jiří Kylián (1947), and Pavel Kohout (1928). After him are Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe (1868), Václav Neumann (1920), Josef Blösche (1912), Judith of Bohemia (1056), Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859), and Leopold Koželuch (1747).

Among HISTORIANS In Czechia

Among historians born in Czechia, Sigfried Giedion ranks 2Before him are Max Dvořák (1874). After him are Anton Heinrich Springer (1825).