Eliel Saarinen

1873 - 1950

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Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (, Finnish: [ˈelie̯l ˈsɑːrinen]; August 20, 1873 – July 1, 1950) was a Finnish-American architect known for his work with art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eliel Saarinen has received more than 349,165 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Eliel Saarinen is the 142nd most popular architect (down from 129th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Finland (down from 39th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Architect.

Eliel Saarinen is most famous for his design of the St. Louis Arch.

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Among architects, Eliel Saarinen ranks 142 out of 424Before him are Rafael Moneo, Charles Eames, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Inigo Jones, Max Bill, and Lina Bo Bardi. After him are Sverre Fehn, Alonzo Cano, Richard Neutra, Dinocrates, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and Nefermaat.

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Among people born in 1873, Eliel Saarinen ranks 48Before him are Liang Qichao, Otto Wels, Jakob Wassermann, Radoje Domanović, Fritz Thyssen, and Robert Wiene. After him are Hugo Simberg, Arnold van Gennep, Leo Frobenius, Édouard Claparède, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and Hans Berger. Among people deceased in 1950, Eliel Saarinen ranks 45Before him are Mao Anying, Constantin Carathéodory, Francesco Cilea, Melitta Bentz, Liane de Pougy, and Emil Abderhalden. After him are Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Salvatore Giuliano, Alfred Korzybski, Ryuzo Shimizu, Charles Koechlin, and Vasil Kolarov.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Eliel Saarinen ranks 50 out of 642Before him are Ari Vatanen (1952), Lars Ahlfors (1907), Armi Kuusela (1934), Mauritz Stiller (1883), Aleksis Kivi (1834), and Zachris Topelius (1818). After him are Hugo Simberg (1873), Lasse Virén (1949), Antti Aarne (1867), Ernst Linder (1868), Georg Henrik von Wright (1916), and Jari Litmanen (1971).

Among ARCHITECTS In Finland

Among architects born in Finland, Eliel Saarinen ranks 4Before him are Alvar Aalto (1898), Aino Aalto (1894), and Eero Saarinen (1910). After him are Eero Aarnio (1932), Elissa Aalto (1922), Lars Sonck (1870), and Marco Casagrande (1971).