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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. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Breuer has received more than 797,945 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Marcel Breuer is the 56th most popular architect (down from 40th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Hungary (down from 43rd 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 56 out of 424Before him are Michelozzo, Carlo Maderno, Kenzō Tange, Isidore of Miletus, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Jules Hardouin-Mansart. After him are Giacomo della Porta, Louis Le Vau, Aldo Rossi, Arnolfo di Cambio, Philip Johnson, and Ricardo Bofill.

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Among people born in 1902, Marcel Breuer ranks 28Before him are Kurt Alder, Josemaría Escrivá, Arne Tiselius, Meyer Lansky, Arne Jacobsen, and Harold Lasswell. After him are Mikhail Suslov, Alva Myrdal, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Reinhard Gehlen, Alexander Luria, and Theodore Schultz. Among people deceased in 1981, Marcel Breuer ranks 17Before him are Frederica of Hanover, Hans Adolf Krebs, William Holden, Hideki Yukawa, René Clair, and Béla Guttmann. After him are Odd Hassel, Joe Louis, Harold Urey, William Saroyan, Omar Bradley, and A. J. Cronin.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Marcel Breuer ranks 63 out of 866Before him are Sándor Petőfi (1823), László Moholy-Nagy (1895), Béla Guttmann (1899), Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893), Andrew I of Hungary (1010), and Emeric, King of Hungary (1174). After him are Marie Henriette of Austria (1836), Ferenc Molnár (1878), Arthur Koestler (1905), Géza II of Hungary (1130), János Áder (1959), and Solomon, King of Hungary (1053).

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).