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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 and furniture 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 2,566,255 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the 19th most popular architect (down from 17th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 167th 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 19 out of 424Before him are Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Louis Sullivan, Zaha Hadid, and Francesco Borromini. After him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Otto Wagner, and Victor Horta.

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Among people born in 1886, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 5Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Diego Rivera, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Robert Schuman. After him are Oskar Kokoschka, Sergey Kirov, Béla Kun, Jean Arp, Marc Bloch, Manne Siegbahn, and Karl Barth. Among people deceased in 1969, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 10Before him are Walter Gropius, Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Franz von Papen, and Kliment Voroshilov. After him are Liu Shaoqi, Brian Jones, Rocky Marciano, Otto Stern, Jack Kerouac, and Saud of Saudi Arabia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ranks 182 out of 6,142Before him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Olaf Scholz (1958), and Arnulf of Carinthia (850). After him are Max Born (1882), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Emmy Noether (1882), Matthias Grünewald (1480), and Ilse Koch (1906).

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 Peter Behrens (1868), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), Albert Speer (1934), and Robert Koldewey (1855).