Lin Huiyin

1904 - 1955

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Lin Huiyin (Chinese: 林徽因, born 林徽音; pinyin: Lín Huīyīn; known as Phyllis Lin or Lin Whei-yin when in the United States; 10 June 1904 – 1 April 1955) was a Chinese architect and architectural historian. She is known to be the first female architect in modern China and her husband the famed "Father of Modern Chinese Architecture" Liang Sicheng, both of whom worked as founders and faculty in the newly formed Architecture Department of Northeastern University in 1928 and, after 1949, as professors in Tsinghua University in Beijing. Liang and Lin began restoration work on cultural heritage sites of China in the post-imperial Republican Era of China; a passion which she would pursue to the end of her life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lin Huiyin has received more than 136,195 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Lin Huiyin is the 266th most popular architect (up from 306th in 2019), the 592nd most popular biography from China (up from 600th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Architect.

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Among architects, Lin Huiyin ranks 266 out of 424Before her are Gordon Bunshaft, Hermogenes of Priene, Alexander Tamanian, Josep Maria Jujol, Bruno Zevi, and John Vanbrugh. After her are Louis Visconti, Ferdinand Fellner, Carlo Rossi, Friedrich August Stüler, Josep Lluís Sert, and Boris Iofan.

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Among people born in 1904, Lin Huiyin ranks 125Before her are Walter Heitler, Tevfik Esenç, Franz Kutschera, Kuvempu, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, and Peter Yorck von Wartenburg. After her are Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark, Ivar Ballangrud, Vilis Lācis, Edvard Kocbek, Joseph Schmidt, and Fats Waller. Among people deceased in 1955, Lin Huiyin ranks 73Before her are Edward Kasner, Theodor Innitzer, Horace McCoy, Emmett Till, Ona Munson, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. After her are Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark, Louis Charles Breguet, Louis Leon Thurstone, Isaak Dunayevsky, Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, and Arthur Bernardes.

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Among people born in China, Lin Huiyin ranks 592 out of 1,186Before her are Li Zhanshu (1950), King Hu (1932), Zhang Ziyi (1979), Zhang Daqian (1899), Tang Xianzu (1550), and Huang Tingjian (1045). After her are Shiing-Shen Chern (1911), He Long (1896), Ragibagh Khan (1320), Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1907), Jung Chang (1952), and Lien Chan (1936).


Among architects born in China, Lin Huiyin ranks 3Before her are I. M. Pei (1917) and Yan Liben (600). After her are Wang Shu (1963).