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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. He was a fervent admirer of the French architectural theorist Eugène Viollet-le-Duc and his Hôtel Tassel in Brussels (1892–93), often considered the first Art Nouveau house, is based on the work of Viollet-le-Duc. The curving stylized vegetal forms that Horta used in turn influenced many others, including the French architect Hector Guimard, who used it in the first Art Nouveau apartment building 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 401,029 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 49 in 2019). Victor Horta is the 25th most popular architect (down from 22nd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 32nd 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 25 out of 424Before him are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, and Otto Wagner. After him are Adolf Loos, Apollodorus of Damascus, Tadao Ando, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henry van de Velde, and Peter Behrens.

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Among people born in 1861, Victor Horta ranks 9Before him are Rudolf Steiner, Fridtjof Nansen, Georges Méliès, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, and James Naismith. After him are Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Alfred North Whitehead, Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, and Georgy Lvov. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Horta ranks 11Before him are Rudolf Höss, Aleister Crowley, Kurt Lewin, Philipp Lenard, Christian X of Denmark, and Jozef Tiso. After him are George II of Greece, Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Alfred North Whitehead, Halford Mackinder, and Ettore Bugatti.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Victor Horta ranks 38 out of 1,019Before him are César Franck (1822), William III of the Netherlands (1817), Hergé (1907), Eleanor of Austria (1498), Pepin of Herstal (635), and Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564). After him are Margaret of Parma (1522), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Eddy Merckx (1945), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Abraham Ortelius (1527), and Guillaume Du Fay (1397).

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), Lambert Lombard (1505), François de Cuvilliés (1695), Joseph Poelaert (1817), and Fernand de Montigny (1885).