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Antoni Gaudi: 7 of the most intriguing facts we found about him

Antoni Gaudi is famously nicknamed God's Architect. In this post, we'll be sharing some facts about the most passionate architect in history and his personality.


Gaudi was a famous architect, majorly known for his Sagrada Família and Casa Milà. He is the greatest proponent of Catalan modernism and most of his works have their own individuality.


Which of these facts about Gaudi sound familiar to you? Which were new? What do you think about his work? Tell us in the comment section.


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16 Comments
Rudy Datoc
So pity the way he died, a genius like him should have been easily recognized in the street where he was hit by a tram.
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May 5, 2021 3:45AM
Jim Thompson
deborahwin, According to Merriam-Webster, the adjective "gaudy" was first used 300 years before this guy was born...
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Mar 31, 2021 7:12PM
Martha Kraeski
Cool that he's both near- and far-sighted like me! Interesting fellow!
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Mar 30, 2021 11:48AM
Lynne Mills
Non violent Chris Brown, oh that's sad, I didn't know this. ☹️
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Mar 30, 2021 4:38AM
Non violent Chris Brown
He was also its believed the first person to be killed by a tram. After he was hit while walking home he was not taken for medical treatment due to the 'shabby' clothes he wore and his gaunt body, people thought he was a homeless man. After a few days he was recognised and received treatment but it was too late he died a few days later. Better he is remembered for his architecture legacy.
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Mar 30, 2021 3:05AM
deborahwin
Now I know where the word came from.
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Mar 29, 2021 11:29PM
Lourdes Ayala
Loved his architecture! He was extremely gifted!
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Mar 29, 2021 9:39PM
Jorge Arenas Calderon
Born 25 June 1852 in Reus or Riudoms, Catalonia, Died 10 June 1926 (aged 73) Barcelona,
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Mar 29, 2021 9:15PM
tbear
Really interesting! 😊👍 Thank you so very much!
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Mar 29, 2021 6:58PM
Doris Dallaire
I loved his architecture and Barcelona. He was a genious!
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Mar 29, 2021 6:33PM
Barbara McAdams
I found this fascinating enough to look for more information on him.
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Mar 29, 2021 6:22PM
Raymond Cardona
He was amazing and we saw his artistic talent on display in Barcelona he was well loved there Bonnie
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Mar 29, 2021 6:00PM
Allison Aspden
He certainly was a creative genius.
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Mar 29, 2021 5:30PM
Marguerite LaHaye
I visited several of his buildings in Barcelona, including the Sagrada Familia those in Guell Park. I'd love to have the opportunity to visit others.
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Mar 29, 2021 5:10PM
Veronics Moss
Wonderful stories ,thank you for the education very much appreciated.
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Mar 29, 2021 4:36PM

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