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William Kent

1685 - 1748

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William Kent (c. 1685 – 12 April 1748) was an English architect, landscape architect, painter and furniture designer of the early 18th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Kent has received more than 309,809 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). William Kent is the 274th most popular architect (down from 214th in 2019), the 2,084th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,616th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, William Kent ranks 274 out of 424Before him are Michael Graves, Josep Maria Jujol, Charles Jencks, William Chambers, Louis Visconti, and Moshe Safdie. After him are Pierre Cuypers, Werner March, Trdat, John Vanbrugh, Ernst May, and Salomon de Bray.

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Among people born in 1685, William Kent ranks 15Before him are Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Farrukhsiyar, and Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Dominikus Zimmermann, Francesco Loredan, Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, George Clifford III, Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, and Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Among people deceased in 1748, William Kent ranks 12Before him are Johann Gottfried Walther, Muhammad Shah, Abul Khair Khan, Ebrahim Afshar, Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg. After him are Aleksei Chirikov, Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun, Isaac Watts, Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, James Thomson, and William Adam.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Kent ranks 2,084 out of 7,765Before him are Basil Bernstein (1924), James Harrington (1611), Kelly Brook (1979), Mark Thatcher (1953), William Parry (1790), and John Wyndham (1903). After him are Alexander Bain (1818), William Robert Grove (1811), Oldfield Thomas (1858), Cynewulf of Wessex (750), John Taverner (1490), and Francis Darwin (1848).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, William Kent ranks 14Before him are John Nash (1752), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Archibald Leitch (1865), Augustus Pugin (1812), and Charles Barry (1795). After him are John Vanbrugh (1664), John Soane (1753), David Chipperfield (1953), Thomas Telford (1757), Edwin Lutyens (1869), and Ralph Erskine (1914).