Buckminster Fuller

1895 - 1983

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Richard Buckminster Fuller (; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, writer, designer, inventor, philosopher, and futurist. He styled his name as R. Buckminster Fuller in his writings, publishing more than 30 books and coining or popularizing such terms as "Spaceship Earth", "Dymaxion" (e.g., Dymaxion house, Dymaxion car, Dymaxion map), "ephemeralization", "synergetics", and "tensegrity". Fuller developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome; carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buckminster Fuller has received more than 4,064,903 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Buckminster Fuller is the 63rd most popular architect (up from 64th in 2019), the 723rd most popular biography from United States (up from 749th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Architect.

Buckminster fuller is most famous for his geodesic dome.

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Among architects, Buckminster Fuller ranks 63 out of 518Before him are François Mansart, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Jože Plečnik, Arno Breker, Giuliano da Sangallo, and Aldo Rossi. After him are Josef Hoffmann, Charles Garnier, Bruno Taut, Peter Zumthor, Domenico Fontana, and Pierre Lescot.

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Among people born in 1895, Buckminster Fuller ranks 44Before him are Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Vladimir Propp, William Giauque, Zog I of Albania, and Igor Tamm. After him are André Frédéric Cournand, Augusto César Sandino, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Stanley Rous, Jürgen Stroop, and Richard Walther Darré. Among people deceased in 1983, Buckminster Fuller ranks 20Before him are Albert Claude, Nikolai Podgorny, Raymond Aron, David Niven, George Cukor, and Haldan Keffer Hartline. After him are Gerhard Barkhorn, Alfred Tarski, Gloria Swanson, Ulf von Euler, Aleksandar Ranković, and John Fante.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buckminster Fuller ranks 723 out of 20,380Before him are Edwin Booth (1833), Robert Nozick (1938), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Warren Beatty (1937), Karl Malden (1912), and Walter Hill (1942). After him are Alexander Calder (1898), Danny Glover (1946), Mel Brooks (1926), John Lithgow (1945), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), and Rosalynn Carter (1927).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Buckminster Fuller ranks 4Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Louis Sullivan (1856), and Richard Meier (1934). After him are Robert Venturi (1925), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Philip Johnson (1906), Peter Eisenman (1932), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Charles Eames (1907), Adrian Smith (1944), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943).