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Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudi 1878.jpg
Antoni Gaudí in 1878
Personal information
Name Antoni Gaudí
Birth date 25 June 1852(1852-06-25)
Birth place Reus, or Riudoms[1][2]
Date of death 10 June 1926
Place of death Barcelona
Buildings Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló
Projects Park Güell, Colònia Güell

Antoni Gaudí – was an architect from Catalonia, Spain, who belonged to the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and highly individualistic designs.

Gaudí, as an architecture student at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura in Barcelona from 1873 to 1877, achieved only mediocre grades but did well in his "trial drawings and projects."[3] After five years of work, he was awarded the title of architect in 1878. As he signed Gaudí's title, Elies Rogent declared, "Qui sap si hem donat el diploma a un boig o a un geni: el temps ens ho dirà" ("Who knows if we have given this diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell.")

The newly named architect immediately began to plan and design and would remain affiliated with the school his entire life.

Name photo Location Date Building Coordinates
Bellesguard's Tower File:Belles guard0002.jpg Barcelona 1900-1909 41°24′34″N 2°07′37″E / 41.40944°N 2.12694°E / 41.40944; 2.12694 (Bellesguard's Tower)
Casa Milà Casa Milà - Barcelona, Spain - Jan 2007.jpg Barcelona 1905-1907 41°23′43″N 2°09′42″E / 41.39528°N 2.16167°E / 41.39528; 2.16167 (Casa Milà)
Casa Batlló Jfader batto facade.jpg Barcelona 1905-1907 41°23′30″N 2°09′54″E / 41.39167°N 2.165°E / 41.39167; 2.165 (Casa Batlló)
Casa Botines Casabotines2.jpg León 1891- 42°35′54″N 5°34′14″W / 42.59833°N 5.57056°W / 42.59833; -5.57056 (Casa Botines)
Casa Calvet Casa Calvet 2.jpg Barcelona 1888-1900 41°23′27″N 2°10′23″E / 41.39083°N 2.17306°E / 41.39083; 2.17306 (Casa Calvet)
Episcopal Palace of Astorga Palacio Episcopal de Astorga de noche.jpg Astorga (León) 1883-1913 42°27′28″N 6°03′21″W / 42.45778°N 6.05583°W / 42.45778; -6.05583 (Episcopal Palace of Astorga)
El Capricho El Capricho JPG.jpg Comillas (Cantabria) 1889-
Sagrada Familia Sagradafamilia-overview.jpg Barcelona 1882- 41°24′13″N 2°10′28″E / 41.40361°N 2.17444°E / 41.40361; 2.17444 (Sagrada Familia)Coordinates: 41°24′13″N 2°10′28″E / 41.40361°N 2.17444°E / 41.40361; 2.17444 (Sagrada Familia)
Casa Vicens Casavicens.jpg Barcelona 1883-1888 41°24′13″N 2°09′04″E / 41.40361°N 2.15111°E / 41.40361; 2.15111 (Casa Vicens)
Church of Colònia Güell Cripta de la Colònia Güell 1.jpg Santa Coloma de Cervelló(Barcelona) 1908-1914 41°21′49″N 2°1′41″E / 41.36361°N 2.02806°E / 41.36361; 2.02806 (Church of Colònia Güell)
Park Güell Parcguell.jpg Barcelona 1883-1888 41°24′49″N 2°09′10″E / 41.41361°N 2.15278°E / 41.41361; 2.15278 (Park Güell)
Palau Güell PalauGuell1.jpg Barcelona 1885-1890 41°22′44″N 2°10′27″E / 41.37889°N 2.17417°E / 41.37889; 2.17417 (Palau Güell)
Hotel Attraction Hotel Atraction.jpg New York Only Project


  1. ^ See, in Catalan, Juan Bergós Massó, Gaudí, l'home i la obra ("Gaudí: The Man and his Work"), Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona (Càtedra Gaudí), 1974 - ISBN 84-600-6248-1, section "Nacimiento" (Birth), pp. 17-18.
  2. ^ "Biography at Gaudí and Barcelona Club, page 1". Retrieved 2005-11-05.  
  3. ^ "Biography at Gaudí and Barcelona Club, page 2". Retrieved 2005-11-05.  


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