Antoni Gaudí

Knowledge Identifier: +Antoni_Gaudi


Antoni Gaudi

Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism add

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1852, deceased in 1926.

Countries: United States (33%), Spain (33%), (33%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: UNESCO, Dan Brown, Spanish Civil War

Linked to: Civil Guard, Grand Palais, Museum of Modern Art, Polytechnic University of Catalonia




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Antoni Gaudi was born in 1852 add something

Antoni Gaudi died in 1926 add something


On 7 June 1926, Gaudí was taking his daily walk to the Sant Felip Neri church for his habitual prayer and confession add something


Gaudí died on 10 June 1926 at the age of 73 and was buried two days later add something


Spanish Civil War - In 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, Gaudí's workshop in the Sagrada Família was ransacked and a great number of his documents, plans and scale models were destroyed add something


It was put in the Sagrada Família, where it would have formed part of the church, but it was destroyed in 1936 add something


Ultimately it was not carried out, and the project plans were destroyed in the looting of the Sagrada Família in 1936 add something


These pulpits were burned in July 1936 add something


He created it in a Granadinian Nazari style, with horseshoe arches and stucco decoration; the building survived until the Passeig Marítim was opened up in 1960 add something


In 1976, on the 50th anniversary of his death, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised an exhibition about Gaudí and his works that toured the globe add something


Between 1984 and 2005, seven of his works were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO add something


International recognition of Gaudí's contributions to the field of architecture and design culminated in the 1984 listing of Gaudí's key works as UNESCO World Heritage Sites add something


Jordi Bonet i Armengol assumed responsibility in 1987 and continued as of 2011 add something


His beatification was approved by the Vatican in 2000 add something


In 2008 the Gaudí Awards were launched in his honour, organised by the Catalan Film Academy to award the best Catalan films of the year add something


As of 2010 it was the headquarters of the Caja España add something


Gaudí's work is featured in Dan Brown's 2017 novel, "Origin" add something