I. M. Pei

1917 - 2019

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Ieoh Ming Pei ( yoh-ming-PAY; Chinese: 貝聿銘; 26 April 1917 – 16 May 2019) was a Chinese-American architect. Raised in 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 2,645,310 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia. I. M. Pei is the 50th most popular architect (down from 20th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from China (down from 48th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Architect.

I. M. Pei is most famous for designing the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France.

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Among architects, I. M. Pei ranks 50 out of 424Before him are Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Santiago Calatrava, Buckminster Fuller, Carlo Maderno, Michelozzo, and Rem Koolhaas. After him are Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Giacomo della Porta, Richard Meier, Kenzō Tange, Isidore of Miletus, and Philip Johnson.

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Among people born in 1917, I. M. Pei ranks 15Before him are Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Louis Zamperini, Frederica of Hanover, and Sidney Sheldon. After him are Kenan Evren, Óscar Romero, Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, Christian de Duve, and Robert Mitchum. Among people deceased in 2019, I. M. Pei ranks 20Before him are Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Jeffrey Epstein, Immanuel Wallerstein, Mohamed Morsi, Karel Gott, and Bibi Andersson. After him are Albert Finney, João Gilberto, Michel Legrand, Anna Karina, Kary Mullis, and Beji Caid Essebsi.

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Among people born in China, I. M. Pei ranks 125 out of 1,186Before him are Luo Guanzhong (1330), Milarepa (1052), Li Xiannian (1909), Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656), Hu Yaobang (1915), and Emperor Jing of Han (-188). After him are Yue Fei (1142), Emperor Ruizong of Tang (662), Emperor Wen of Han (-202), Zhengde Emperor (1491), Temür Khan (1265), and Mo Yan (1955).


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