Le Corbusier

1887 - 1965

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Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier (UK: lə kor-BEW-zee-ay, US: lə KOR-boo-ZYAY, -⁠SYAY, French: [lə kɔʁbyzje]; roughly, "the crow-like one"), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Le Corbusier has received more than 3,596,436 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). Le Corbusier is the 2nd most popular architect, the 3rd most popular biography from Switzerland and the most popular Swiss Architect.

Le Corbusier is most famous for his modernist architecture.

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Among architects, Le Corbusier ranks 2 out of 424Before him are Antoni Gaudí. After him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Mimar Sinan, Vitruvius, Imhotep, Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, and Walter Gropius.

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Among people born in 1887, Le Corbusier ranks 1After him are Chiang Kai-shek, Marc Chagall, Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erich von Manstein, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, and Vidkun Quisling. Among people deceased in 1965, Le Corbusier ranks 3Before him are Winston Churchill and Malcolm X. After him are Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, and Nat King Cole.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Le Corbusier ranks 3 out of 749Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712) and Leonhard Euler (1707). After him are Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746).

Among ARCHITECTS In Switzerland

Among architects born in Switzerland, Le Corbusier ranks 1After him are Francesco Borromini (1599), Carlo Maderno (1556), Domenico Fontana (1543), Peter Zumthor (1943), Mario Botta (1943), Hannes Meyer (1889), Max Bill (1908), Carlo Fontana (1638), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Adolphe Appia (1862), and Pierre Jeanneret (1896).