Victor Horta

1861 - 1947

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Victor Pierre Horta (French: [ɔʁta]; Victor, Baron Horta after 1932; 6 January 1861 – 8 September 1947) was a Belgian architect and designer, and one of the founders of the Art Nouveau movement. His Hôtel Tassel in Brussels, built in 1892–93, is often considered the first Art Nouveau house. The curving stylized vegetal forms that Horta used influenced many others, including architect Hector Guimard, who used it in the first house he designed in Paris and in the entrances he designed for the Paris Metro. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Horta has received more than 325,013 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Victor Horta is the 22nd most popular architect (up from 29th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Architect.

Victor horta is most famous for designing the art nouveau style villa called the josephine baker house.

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Among architects, Victor Horta ranks 22 out of 424Before him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Francesco Borromini, Zaha Hadid, Louis Sullivan, and Otto Wagner. After him are Frank Gehry, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, Apollodorus of Damascus, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and André Le Nôtre.

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Among people born in 1861, Victor Horta ranks 9Before him are Mehmed VI, Fridtjof Nansen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Georges Méliès, James Naismith, and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. After him are Charles Édouard Guillaume, Erich von Falkenhayn, Alfred North Whitehead, Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, and Georgy Lvov. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Horta ranks 10Before him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Rudolf Höss, Aleister Crowley, Philipp Lenard, Kurt Lewin, and Christian X of Denmark. After him are Jozef Tiso, Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, George II of Greece, Alfred North Whitehead, and Ettore Bugatti.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Victor Horta ranks 32 out of 899Before him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Adolphe Sax (1814), Jacques Brel (1929), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Hergé (1907), and Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564). After him are Django Reinhardt (1910), Eddy Merckx (1945), Eleanor of Austria (1498), César Franck (1822), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and William III of the Netherlands (1817).

Among ARCHITECTS In Belgium

Among architects born in Belgium, Victor Horta ranks 1After him are Henry van de Velde (1863), Auguste Perret (1874), Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (1514), François de Cuvilliés (1695), Lambert Lombard (1505), Joseph Poelaert (1817), and Fernand de Montigny (1885).