Walter Gropius

1883 - 1969

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Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (18 May 1883 – 5 July 1969) was a German-American architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Alvar Aalto, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture. He was a founder of Bauhaus in Weimar (1919). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Gropius has received more than 1,680,315 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Gropius is the 13th most popular architect (down from 12th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Germany (down from 99th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Architect.

Walter Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus school. He is most famous for his design of the Fagus Factory in Alfeld, Germany.

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Among architects, Walter Gropius ranks 13 out of 518Before him are Mimar Sinan, Donato Bramante, Andrea Palladio, Leon Battista Alberti, Khufu, and Albert Speer. After him are Oscar Niemeyer, Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Francesco Borromini, and Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank.

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Among people born in 1883, Walter Gropius ranks 6Before him are Benito Mussolini, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Coco Chanel, and Karl Jaspers. After him are Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, Anton Webern, Jaroslav Hašek, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Lev Kamenev. Among people deceased in 1969, Walter Gropius ranks 5Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ho Chi Minh, Karl Jaspers, and Theodor W. Adorno. After him are Franz von Papen, Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Rocky Marciano, Otto Stern, Kliment Voroshilov, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Gropius ranks 130 out of 7,253Before him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Michael Schumacher (1969), Lothair I (795), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Heinrich Böll (1917), and Michel Ney (1769). After him are Erik Erikson (1902), Carl Orff (1895), George I of Great Britain (1660), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Baron Munchausen (1720), and Max von Laue (1879).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Walter Gropius ranks 2Before him are Albert Speer (1905). After him are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Peter Behrens (1868), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Albert Speer (1934), Leo von Klenze (1784), and Robert Koldewey (1855).