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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]), 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. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America.Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Le Corbusier has received more than 4,086,581 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 142 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, Imhotep, Vitruvius, Mimar Sinan, Filippo Brunelleschi, Alvar Aalto, Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, and Andrea Palladio.

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

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Le Corbusier ranks 3 out of 876Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712) and Leonhard Euler (1707). After him are Paracelsus (1493), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Sepp Blatter (1936), and Paul Klee (1879).

Among ARCHITECTS In Switzerland

Among architects born in Switzerland, Le Corbusier ranks 1After him are Francesco Borromini (1599), Carlo Maderno (1556), Peter Zumthor (1943), Domenico Fontana (1543), Mario Botta (1943), Hannes Meyer (1889), Max Bill (1908), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Bernard Tschumi (1944), Adolphe Appia (1862), and Carlo Fontana (1638).