William Kent

1685 - 1748

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William Kent (c. 1685 – 12 April 1748) was an eminent 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 238,843 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). William Kent is the 214th most popular architect (down from 213th in 2019), the 1,617th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,507th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, William Kent ranks 214 out of 424Before him are Aldo van Eyck, Christian de Portzamparc, Adolf Meyer, Charles Percier, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, and Bernard Tschumi. After him are Pirro Ligorio, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Ödön Lechner, Luciano Laurana, Lev Rudnev, and Alexey Shchusev.

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Among people born in 1685, William Kent ranks 12Before him are Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Brook Taylor, Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, and John Gay. After him are Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Dominikus Zimmermann, Farrukhsiyar, George Clifford III, Francesco Loredan, and Jacob Theodor Klein. Among people deceased in 1748, William Kent ranks 9Before him are Ewald Georg von Kleist, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Johann Gottfried Walther, Muhammad Shah, and Ebrahim Afshar. After him are Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, Abul Khair Khan, Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Aleksei Chirikov, Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun, and Isaac Watts.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Kent ranks 1,617 out of 6,924Before him are Mike Leigh (1943), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Raymond Williams (1921), Eddie the Eagle (1963), John Kemp Starley (1854), and Alan Sillitoe (1928). After him are James Gillray (1756), Terry Eagleton (1943), William Renshaw (1861), James Connolly (1868), Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington (1673), and Gary Glitter (1944).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, William Kent ranks 10Before him are Robert Adam (1728), James Stirling (1926), Inigo Jones (1573), John Nash (1752), Joseph Paxton (1803), and Michael Ventris (1922). After him are Archibald Leitch (1865), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Augustus Pugin (1812), Charles Barry (1795), Ralph Erskine (1914), and John Vanbrugh (1664).