Buckminster Fuller

1895 - 1983

Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller (; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", "Dymaxion" (house, car, map...), ephemeralization, synergetic, and "tensegrity". He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buckminster Fuller has received more than 2,495,299 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 50th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Buckminster Fuller ranks 50 out of 361Before him are Arne Jacobsen, Carlo Maderno, Giacomo della Porta, Rem Koolhaas, Suger, and Álvaro Siza Vieira. After him are Michelozzo, François Mansart, Kenzō Tange, Arata Isozaki, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and Marcel Breuer.

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Among people born in 1895, Buckminster Fuller ranks 35Before him are Nikolai Bulganin, Paul Éluard, Gerhard Domagk, Anastas Mikoyan, Folke Bernadotte, and László Moholy-Nagy. After him are Vladimir Propp, Ludvík Svoboda, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Khorloogiin Choibalsan. Among people deceased in 1983, Buckminster Fuller ranks 12Before him are Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, and Arthur Koestler. After him are David Niven, Raymond Aron, Gerhard Barkhorn, Nikolai Podgorny, Meyer Lansky, and Albert Claude.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buckminster Fuller ranks 528 out of 12,171Before him are Kevin Spacey (1959), Howard Hawks (1896), Kamehameha I (1758), Donald Knuth (1938), Bryan Cranston (1956), and Reese Witherspoon (1976). After him are Frances Farmer (1913), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Les Paul (1915), Jack Kilby (1923), and George Eastman (1854).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Buckminster Fuller ranks 3Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867) and Louis Sullivan (1856). After him are Richard Meier (1934), Robert Venturi (1925), Philip Johnson (1906), Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), and Gordon Bunshaft (1909).