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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 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 1,178,327 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Walter Gropius is the 12th most popular architect (up from 14th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Germany (up from 119th 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

Among architects, Walter Gropius ranks 12 out of 424Before him are Imhotep, Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, and Leon Battista Alberti. After him are Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Francesco Borromini.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Gropius ranks 86 out of 5,289Before him are Clara Zetkin (1857), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Gerd Müller (1945), Albert Speer (1905), and Carl Maria von Weber (1786). After him are Albertus Magnus (1206), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Erik Erikson (1902), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368).

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), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Leo von Klenze (1784), Peter Parler (1330), Robert Koldewey (1855), and Hans Scharoun (1893).