Louis Sullivan

1856 - 1924

Louis Sullivan

Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Wright and Henry Hobson Richardson, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Sullivan has received more than 699,037 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Louis Sullivan ranks 19 out of 361Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Francesco Borromini. After him are I. M. Pei, Zaha Hadid, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Otto Wagner, and Renzo Piano.

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Among people born in 1856, Louis Sullivan ranks 7Before him are Sigmund Freud, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, Philippe Pétain, and J. J. Thomson. After him are Frederick Winslow Taylor, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Georgi Plekhanov, and Emil Kraepelin. Among people deceased in 1924, Louis Sullivan ranks 7Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Anatole France, Woodrow Wilson, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Gabriel Fauré, Alfred Marshall, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Carl Spitteler, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Ferruccio Busoni.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Sullivan ranks 166 out of 12,171Before him are Steve McQueen (1930), James Monroe (1758), Brigham Young (1801), Henry David Thoreau (1817), John Travolta (1954), and Gregory Peck (1916). After him are Johnny Depp (1963), Patti Smith (1946), Ted Bundy (1946), Gloria Stuart (1910), Pearl S. Buck (1892), and Richard Gere (1949).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Louis Sullivan ranks 2Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867). After him are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Richard Meier (1934), Robert Venturi (1925), Philip Johnson (1906), Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), and Gordon Bunshaft (1909).