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Villard de Honnecourt

1200 - 1250

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Villard de Honnecourt (Wilars dehonecort, Vilars de Honecourt) was a 13th-century artist from Picardy in northern France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Villard de Honnecourt has received more than 119,565 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Villard de Honnecourt is the 36th most popular engineer (down from 35th in 2019), the 983rd most popular biography from France (down from 901st in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Engineer.

Villard de Honnecourt is most famous for being the first person to write a book on architecture.

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Among engineers, Villard de Honnecourt ranks 36 out of 323Before him are Hugo Junkers, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Lennart Torstensson, Jiro Horikoshi, Theodore von Kármán, and Oliver Heaviside. After him are Felix Wankel, Pavel Sukhoi, Howard H. Aiken, Godfrey Hounsfield, Anthony Fokker, and John Ambrose Fleming.

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Among people born in 1200, Villard de Honnecourt ranks 7Before him are Pope Urban III, Pope Alexander IV, Pope Celestine IV, Dōgen, Qutuz, and Zhang Sanfeng. After him are Muhammad al-Nasir, Nicholas Kanabos, Doquz Khatun, George III of Georgia, Mstislav II of Kiev, and Marcabru. Among people deceased in 1250, Villard de Honnecourt ranks 3Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and Eric IV of Denmark. After him are Robert I, Count of Artois, Eric XI of Sweden, Al-Muazzam Turanshah, Herman VI, Margrave of Baden, Guillaume de Sonnac, Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León, Peter I, Duke of Brittany, and Alberic of Trois-Fontaines.

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In France

Among people born in France, Villard de Honnecourt ranks 983 out of 6,011Before him are Tetricus I (250), Laura de Noves (1310), Marie Louise Gonzaga (1611), Ernest Chausson (1855), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), and Madame Roland (1754). After him are Alexis Clairaut (1713), Horace Vernet (1789), Alphonse Bertillon (1853), Jacques Cassini (1677), Pierre Augereau (1757), and Eleanor of Provence (1223).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, Villard de Honnecourt ranks 5Before him are Gustave Eiffel (1832), Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), and André Citroën (1878). After him are Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240), Paul Cornu (1881), Marcel Dassault (1892), Marcel Renault (1872), Henri Farman (1874), Henry Darcy (1803), and André Courrèges (1923).