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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 1,263,045 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Kahn is the 73rd most popular architect (down from 66th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Estonia 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 73 out of 424Before him are Hector Guimard, Minoru Yamasaki, Peter Zumthor, Erich Mendelsohn, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, and Daniel Libeskind. After him are Bruno Taut, Domenico Fontana, Ferdinand Cheval, Robert Venturi, Josef Hoffmann, and Hemiunu.

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Among people born in 1901, Louis Kahn ranks 46Before him are Salvatore Quasimodo, Carl Barks, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Liebehenschel, Alfred Tarski, and Jaroslav Seifert. After him are Henri Lefebvre, José Nasazzi, Lee Strasberg, Zhang Xueliang, Eisaku Satō, and Itzhak Stern. Among people deceased in 1974, Louis Kahn ranks 25Before him are Miguel Ángel Asturias, Darius Milhaud, Jacob L. Moreno, Julius Evola, Peng Dehuai, and Fritz Zwicky. After him are Satyendra Nath Bose, Virginia Apgar, Walter Lippmann, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Zalman Shazar, and Nikolai Kuznetsov.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Louis Kahn ranks 9 out of 310Before him are Emil Lenz (1804), Arvo Pärt (1935), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Konstantin Päts (1874), and Wolfgang Köhler (1887). After him are Lennart Meri (1929), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Paul Keres (1916), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), and Paul von Rennenkampf (1854).

Among ARCHITECTS In Estonia

Among architects born in Estonia, Louis Kahn ranks 1