Marcel Breuer

1902 - 1981

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Marcel Lajos Breuer ( BROY-ər; 21 May 1902 – 1 July 1981), was a Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer. At the Bauhaus he designed the Wassily Chair and the Cesca Chair, which is “among the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century.” Breuer extended the sculpture vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry shop at the Bauhaus into a personal architecture that made him one of the world's most popular architects at the peak of 20th-century design. His work includes art museums, libraries, college buildings, office buildings, and residences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Breuer has received more than 572,175 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Marcel Breuer is the 40th most popular architect (up from 56th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Hungary (up from 68th 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 40 out of 424Before him are Vladimir Tatlin, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Tadao Ando, Hippodamus of Miletus, Ictinus, and Arne Jacobsen. After him are Christopher Wren, Suger, Callicrates, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Santiago Calatrava, and Buckminster Fuller.

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Among people born in 1902, Marcel Breuer ranks 21Before him are Nâzım Hikmet, Saud of Saudi Arabia, William Wyler, Eugene Wigner, Arne Jacobsen, and Barbara McClintock. After him are Josemaría Escrivá, Alfred Kastler, Harold Lasswell, Arne Tiselius, Kurt Alder, and Meyer Lansky. Among people deceased in 1981, Marcel Breuer ranks 9Before him are Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Max Euwe, William Wyler, and Hans Adolf Krebs. After him are Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, Natalie Wood, William Holden, A. J. Cronin, and Béla Guttmann.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Marcel Breuer ranks 43 out of 696Before him are Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778), Imre Lakatos (1922), Eugene Wigner (1902), Stephen V of Hungary (1239), Ladislaus IV of Hungary (1262), and Béla III of Hungary (1148). After him are Karl Mannheim (1893), John Sigismund Zápolya (1540), Orestes (420), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), László Moholy-Nagy (1895), and Lajos Kossuth (1802).

Among ARCHITECTS In Hungary

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