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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 is a founder of Bauhaus in Weimar (1919). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Gropius has received more than 1,369,883 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Walter Gropius is the 13th most popular architect (down from 12th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Germany (down from 86th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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

Among architects, Walter Gropius ranks 13 out of 424Before him are Filippo Brunelleschi, Alvar Aalto, Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, and Andrea Palladio. After him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Louis Sullivan, Zaha Hadid, Francesco Borromini, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1883, Walter Gropius ranks 6Before him are Benito Mussolini, Franz Kafka, Coco Chanel, John Maynard Keynes, and Karl Jaspers. After him are Khalil Gibran, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Lev Kamenev. Among people deceased in 1969, Walter Gropius ranks 4Before him are Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Karl Jaspers. After him are Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Franz von Papen, Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Liu Shaoqi, and Brian Jones.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Gropius ranks 99 out of 6,142Before him are Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Erik Erikson (1902), William Herschel (1738), Theodor Mommsen (1817), and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050). After him are Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Alfred Wegener (1880), Clara Schumann (1819), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), and Carl Maria von Weber (1786).

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), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), Albert Speer (1934), and Robert Koldewey (1855).