Louis Kahn

1901 - 1974

Louis Kahn

Louis Isadore Kahn (born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky; March 5 [O.S. February 20] 1901 – March 17, 1974) was an 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 805,047 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 81st most popular architect.

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Among architects, Louis Kahn ranks 81 out of 361Before him are Vincenzo Scamozzi, Hector Guimard, César Pelli, Jean Nouvel, Mnesikles, and Peter Parler. After him are Peter Zumthor, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Eero Saarinen, Isidore of Miletus, Senenmut, and Toyo Ito.

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Among people born in 1901, Louis Kahn ranks 47Before him are Vincent du Vigneaud, Jaroslav Seifert, Nikolai Vatutin, Jascha Heifetz, Walter Hallstein, and Alfred Tarski. After him are Lee Strasberg, Henri Lefebvre, Salvatore Quasimodo, José Nasazzi, Luis Monti, and José Leandro Andrade. Among people deceased in 1974, Louis Kahn ranks 25Before him are Miguel Ángel Asturias, Julius Evola, David Oistrakh, Otto Strasser, Patrick Blackett, and Peng Dehuai. After him are Fritz Zwicky, Satyendra Nath Bose, Zalman Shazar, James J. Braddock, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Walter Lippmann.

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Among people born in Estonia, Louis Kahn ranks 10 out of 181Before him are Emil Lenz (1804), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Lennart Meri (1929), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), and Konstantin Päts (1874). After him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Paul Keres (1916), Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), and Adolf von Harnack (1851).