Louis Kahn

1901 - 1974

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Louis Isadore Kahn (born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky; March 5 [O.S. February 20] 1901 – March 17, 1974) was an Estonian-born American architect based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Kahn has received more than 1,393,913 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Kahn is the 80th most popular architect (down from 72nd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Estonian Architect.

Louis Kahn is most famous for his design of the Salk Institute in California.

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Among architects, Louis Kahn ranks 80 out of 518Before him are Richard Rogers, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Robert Venturi, Sebastiano Serlio, Peter Parler, and Daniel Libeskind. After him are Hector Guimard, Richard Neutra, Balthasar Neumann, Claude Perrault, Mario Botta, and Frei Otto.

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Among people born in 1901, Louis Kahn ranks 52Before him are José Nasazzi, Arthur Liebehenschel, Carl Barks, Eisaku Satō, Zhang Xueliang, and José Leandro Andrade. After him are Lee Strasberg, Walter Hallstein, Luis Monti, Mildred Harris, Paul Lazarsfeld, and Erhard Heiden. Among people deceased in 1974, Louis Kahn ranks 28Before him are Erich Kästner, Zalman Shazar, Satyendra Nath Bose, Peng Dehuai, Otto Strasser, and Lewis Strauss. After him are David Alfaro Siqueiros, Patrick Blackett, Fritz Zwicky, Walter Lippmann, Cass Elliot, and Nikolai Kuznetsov.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Louis Kahn ranks 11 out of 351Before him are Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Konstantin Päts (1874), Lennart Meri (1929), and Paul Keres (1916). After him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Alar Karis (1958), Felix Kersten (1898), Adolf von Harnack (1851), and Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770).

Among ARCHITECTS In Estonia

Among architects born in Estonia, Louis Kahn ranks 1