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. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded 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 439,060 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jean Nouvel is the 72nd most popular architect (up from 78th in 2019), the 856th most popular biography from France (down from 829th in 2019) and the 9th 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 72 out of 424Before him are Louis Kahn, Arnolfo di Cambio, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Jože Plečnik, Charles Garnier, and Peter Zumthor. After him are Frei Otto, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Hector Guimard, Ferdinand Cheval, Gottfried Semper, and Joseph Maria Olbrich.

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Among people born in 1945, Jean Nouvel ranks 40Before him are Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Dési Bouterse, Ram Nath Kovind, Phil Jackson, Itzhak Perlman, and Slobodan Praljak. After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Jacqueline du Pré, Keith Jarrett, Jacky Ickx, Steve Martin, and John Lithgow.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Nouvel ranks 856 out of 5,234Before him are Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), André Michel Lwoff (1902), Philippe Ariès (1914), Émile Loubet (1838), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), and Louis the Blind (880). After him are Pierre Augereau (1757), Jules Grévy (1807), Antoine Galland (1646), René Lalique (1860), Hubert de Givenchy (1927), and Georges Couthon (1755).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Jean Nouvel ranks 9Before him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Suger (1080), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), François Mansart (1598), Louis Le Vau (1612), and Charles Garnier (1825). After him are Hector Guimard (1867), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Claude Perrault (1613), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728), and Lúcio Costa (1902).