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Jean Nouvel

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Jean Nouvel (French: [ʒɑ̃ nuvɛl]; born 12 August 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture, France’s first labor union for architects. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouvel designed), the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Nouvel has received more than 609,683 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Jean Nouvel is the 63rd most popular architect (up from 72nd in 2019), the 766th most popular biography from France (up from 853rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Architect.

Jean Nouvel is most famous for designing the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, France.

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Among architects, Jean Nouvel ranks 63 out of 424Before him are Giacomo della Porta, Louis Le Vau, Aldo Rossi, Arnolfo di Cambio, Philip Johnson, and Ricardo Bofill. After him are Senenmut, Buckminster Fuller, Charles Garnier, Hector Guimard, Minoru Yamasaki, and Peter Zumthor.

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Among people born in 1945, Jean Nouvel ranks 38Before him are Priscilla Presley, Jacky Ickx, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Moshe Katsav, and Neil Young. After him are Jacqueline du Pré, Roger Glover, Slobodan Praljak, Itzhak Perlman, John Lithgow, and Linda Hunt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Nouvel ranks 766 out of 6,011Before him are Louis, Prince of Condé (1530), Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), Marina Vlady (1938), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), and Félix Guattari (1930). After him are Roscellinus (1050), Georges Perec (1936), Theobald I of Navarre (1201), René Lalique (1860), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), and Alfred de Vigny (1797).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Jean Nouvel ranks 8Before him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), André Le Nôtre (1613), Suger (1080), François Mansart (1598), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), and Louis Le Vau (1612). After him are Charles Garnier (1825), Hector Guimard (1867), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), and Claude Perrault (1613).