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Vitruvius (; c. 80–70 BC – after c. 15 BC) was a Roman architect and engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitruvius has received more than 1,588,426 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Vitruvius is the 5th most popular architect, the 56th most popular biography from Italy (up from 67th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Architect.

Vitruvius is most famous for his book, De Architectura, which is a text on architecture. Vitruvius is also famous for being the architect of the temple of Jupiter in Rome.

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Among architects, Vitruvius ranks 5 out of 424Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Mimar Sinan. After him are Imhotep, Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, and Walter Gropius.

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Among people born in 75 BC, Vitruvius ranks 1After him are Emperor Yuan of Han and Publius Cornelius Lentulus Spinther. Among people deceased in 15 BC, Vitruvius ranks 1After him is Lucius Munatius Plancus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vitruvius ranks 56 out of 4,088Before him are Vespasian (9), Pope Gregory I (540), Parmenides (-501), Luciano Pavarotti (1935), Umberto Eco (1932), and Romulus Augustulus (460). After him are Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Pope John XXIII (1881), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), and Fibonacci (1170).


Among architects born in Italy, Vitruvius ranks 2Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598). After him are Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Andrea Palladio (1508), Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Michelozzo (1396), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Richard Rogers (1933), and Aldo Rossi (1931).