I. M. Pei

1917 - 2019

I. M. Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (Chinese: 貝聿銘), FAIA, RIBA (English: yoh-ming-PAY 26 April 1917 – 16 May 2019) was a Chinese-American architect. Born in Guangzhou but raised in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Pei drew inspiration at an early age from the garden villas at Suzhou, the traditional retreat of the scholar-gentry to which his family belonged. In 1935, he moved to the United States and enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's architecture school, but he quickly transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of I. M. Pei has received more than 1,963,347 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular architect.

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Among architects, I. M. Pei ranks 20 out of 361Before him are Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Francesco Borromini, and Louis Sullivan. After him are Zaha Hadid, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Otto Wagner, Renzo Piano, and Frank Gehry.

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Among people born in 1917, I. M. Pei ranks 5Before him are John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, and Arthur C. Clarke. After him are Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Kenan Evren, Ilya Prigogine, Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, and Ernest Borgnine. Among people deceased in 2019, I. M. Pei ranks 6Before him are Karl Lagerfeld, Niki Lauda, Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, and Beji Caid Essebsi. After him are Doris Day, Agnès Varda, João Gilberto, Franco Zeffirelli, Bibi Andersson, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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In China

Among people born in China, I. M. Pei ranks 48 out of 921Before him are Sun Quan (182), Mozi (-470), Lu Xun (1881), Nurhaci (1559), Hong Taiji (1592), and Shunzhi Emperor (1638). After him are Li Ching-Yuen (1677), Jiang Zemin (1926), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Cao Pi (187), Yuan Shikai (1859), and Zhao Yun (168).


Among architects born in China, I. M. Pei ranks 1After him are Yan Liben (600), Lin Huiyin (1904), and Wang Shu (1963).

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