Buckminster Fuller

1895 - 1983

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Richard Buckminster Fuller (; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, philosopher, critic of work, 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 3,208,568 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Buckminster Fuller is the 46th most popular architect (up from 50th in 2019), the 545th most popular biography from United States (down from 528th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Architect.

Buckminster fuller is most famous for his geodesic dome.

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Among architects, Buckminster Fuller ranks 46 out of 424Before him are Marcel Breuer, Christopher Wren, Suger, Callicrates, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, and Santiago Calatrava. After him are Carlo Maderno, Michelozzo, Rem Koolhaas, I. M. Pei, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and Giacomo della Porta.

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Among people born in 1895, Buckminster Fuller ranks 35Before him are Machine Gun Kelly, Igor Tamm, Babe Ruth, László Moholy-Nagy, Gerhard Domagk, and Oskar Dirlewanger. After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf, Levi Eshkol, Vladimir Propp, Nikolai Bulganin, Cemal Gürsel, and Jürgen Stroop. Among people deceased in 1983, Buckminster Fuller ranks 11Before him are Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, and Felix Bloch. After him are David Niven, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, Nikolai Podgorny, Meyer Lansky, and Gerhard Barkhorn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buckminster Fuller ranks 545 out of 15,968Before him are Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bill de Blasio (1961), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Danny Trejo (1944), and Emily Greene Balch (1867). After him are Romina Power (1951), Kevin Spacey (1959), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Clifford Geertz (1926), Kamehameha I (1758), and Elinor Ostrom (1933).

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), Philip Johnson (1906), Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Cedric Gibbons (1893).