With 361 biographies, Architects are the 32nd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Social Activists, Explorers, and Skiers.

Pantheon has 360 people classified as architects born between 2800 BC and 1974. Of these 360, 53 (14.72%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living architects include Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Renzo Piano, and Frank Gehry. The most famous deceased architects include Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, and Mimar Sinan.

Living Architects

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Deceased Architects

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Most architects were born in Italy (50), France (36), and Germany (27). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (16), London (9), and Vienna (8).The most common death places of architects were Italy (44), France (34), and United States (29). By city, these were Paris (25), Rome (19), and Vienna (12).

The earliest biographies classified as architects in Pantheon are Hemiunu, Nefermaat, and Imhotep.  The concentration of architects was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier architects are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Architects were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Architects since 1700.

Architects are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.