75 BC - 15 BC


Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (; c. 80–70 BC – after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius, was a Roman author, architect, civil and military 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 1,210,520 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Vitruvius ranks 5 out of 361Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Mimar Sinan, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. After him are Filippo Brunelleschi, Imhotep, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Alvar Aalto, and Leon Battista Alberti.

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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 67 out of 3,282Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Parmenides (-501), and Brutus the Younger (-85). After him are Pope Pius IX (1792), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Sophia Loren (1934), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), and Antonio Stradivari (1644).


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), Richard Rogers (1933), Aldo Rossi (1931), and Arnolfo di Cambio (1240).

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