Marcel Breuer

1902 - 1981

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Marcel Lajos Breuer ( BROY-ər; 21 May 1902 – 1 July 1981) was a Hungarian-German modernist architect and furniture designer. He moved to the United States in 1937 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1944. At the Bauhaus he designed the Wassily Chair and the Cesca Chair, which The New York Times have called some of the most important chairs of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Breuer has received more than 889,817 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Marcel Breuer is the 72nd most popular architect (down from 55th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Hungary (down from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Architect.

Marcel Breuer is most famous for his design of the Wassily Chair, which was commissioned by the Bauhaus school in 1926.

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Among architects, Marcel Breuer ranks 72 out of 518Before him are Bruno Taut, Peter Zumthor, Domenico Fontana, Pierre Lescot, Isidore of Miletus, and Senenmut. After him are Erich Mendelsohn, Richard Rogers, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Robert Venturi, Sebastiano Serlio, and Peter Parler.

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Among people born in 1902, Marcel Breuer ranks 33Before him are Mikhail Suslov, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Fritz Strassmann, André Michel Lwoff, Alva Myrdal, and Juscelino Kubitschek. After him are Harold Lasswell, Émile Benveniste, Alexander Luria, Theodore Schultz, Reinhard Gehlen, and Günther Anders. Among people deceased in 1981, Marcel Breuer ranks 22Before him are Béla Guttmann, René Clair, Joe Louis, Omar Bradley, Harold Urey, and Mohammad-Ali Rajai. After him are William Saroyan, Samuel Barber, A. J. Cronin, Karl Böhm, Miroslav Krleža, and Georges Brassens.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Marcel Breuer ranks 82 out of 1,077Before him are Sándor Ferenczi (1873), Kinga of Poland (1224), Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917), Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (940), Avram Hershko (1937), and Irene of Hungary (1088). After him are Stephen II of Hungary (1101), Felix Salten (1869), Zoltán Czibor (1929), Michael Curtiz (1886), Theodore von Kármán (1881), and Violant of Hungary (1215).

Among ARCHITECTS In Hungary

Among architects born in Hungary, Marcel Breuer ranks 1After him are Ödön Lechner (1845), Imre Steindl (1839), Miklós Ybl (1814), Imre Makovecz (1935), Lipót Baumhorn (1860), Sándor Tarics (1913), and Ernő Goldfinger (1902).