Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

1886 - 1969

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ( MEESS-...-ROH; German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈmiːs fan deːɐ̯ ˈʁoːə]; born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect, academic, and interior designer. He was commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has received more than 2,942,157 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the 21st most popular architect (down from 19th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from Germany (down from 182nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Architect.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is most famous for his minimalist style of architecture.

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Among architects, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 21 out of 518Before him are Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Francesco Borromini, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. After him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Otto Wagner, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Victor Horta, and Santiago Calatrava.

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Among people born in 1886, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 6Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Robert Schuman, Diego Rivera, and Oskar Kokoschka. After him are Manne Siegbahn, Béla Kun, Sergey Kirov, Marc Bloch, René Guénon, and Jean Arp. Among people deceased in 1969, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 12Before him are Franz von Papen, Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Rocky Marciano, Otto Stern, and Kliment Voroshilov. After him are C. F. Powell, Jan Palach, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Liu Shaoqi, Levi Eshkol, and Morihei Ueshiba.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 257 out of 7,253Before him are Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Heinrich Müller (1900), Valentinian II (371), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), and Isabeau of Bavaria (1370). After him are Karl Weierstrass (1815), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Klaus Schwab (1938), and Arnulf of Carinthia (850).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 3Before him are Albert Speer (1905), and Walter Gropius (1883). After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Peter Behrens (1868), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Albert Speer (1934), Leo von Klenze (1784), and Robert Koldewey (1855).