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With 86 biographies, Designers are the 65th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Conductors, Comedians, and Producers.

Pantheon has 93 people classified as designers born between 600 BC and 1987. Of these 93, 28 (30.11%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living designers include Giorgio Armani, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and Valentino. The most famous deceased designers include Steve Jobs, Antonio Stradivari, and Ferdinand Porsche. As of April 2022, 7 new designers have been added to Pantheon including Maurizio Gucci, Georg Jensen, and Paul Smith.

Living Designers

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Deceased Designers

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Newly Added Designers (2022)

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Most designers were born in Italy (16), United Kingdom (16), and United States (15). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (5), London (4), and Turin (3).The most common death places of designers were United States (19), France (9), and Italy (8). By city, these were New York City (5), Paris (4), and Chicago (3).

The earliest biographies classified as designers in Pantheon are Nicolas Jenson, Exekias, and Andokides painter.  The concentration of designers was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier designers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

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

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