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Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank

1935 - Today

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Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, (born 1 June 1935) is an English architect and designer. Closely associated with the development of high-tech architecture, Foster is recognised as a key figure in British modernist architecture. His architectural practice Foster + Partners, first founded in 1967 as Foster Associates, is the largest in the United Kingdom, and maintains offices internationally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank has received more than 1,698,642 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank is the 19th most popular architect (up from 20th in 2019), the 177th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 178th in 2019) and the most popular British Architect.

Norman Foster is most famous for being a British architect. He has designed many buildings around the world, including the Reichstag in Berlin, the Hearst Tower in New York City, and the Millau Viaduct in France.

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Among ARCHITECTS

Among architects, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank ranks 19 out of 518Before him are Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and Francesco Borromini. After him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Apollodorus of Damascus, Otto Wagner, Renzo Piano, and Frank Gehry.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1935, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank ranks 9Before him are Mahmoud Abbas, Luciano Pavarotti, 14th Dalai Lama, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Woody Allen, and José Mujica. After him are Kenzaburō Ōe, Donald Sutherland, Françoise Sagan, Isao Takahata, Hussein of Jordan, and Michel Aoun.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank ranks 177 out of 8,785Before him are Duns Scotus (1265), George Boole (1815), Guy Fawkes (1570), John Milton (1608), George Best (1946), and Edward Smith (1850). After him are Boudica (33), Aleister Crowley (1875), Humphry Davy (1778), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Elizabeth of York (1466), and Henry III of England (1207).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank ranks 1After him are Christopher Wren (1632), James Stirling (1926), Inigo Jones (1573), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Robert Adam (1728), David Chipperfield (1953), Michael Ventris (1922), Joseph Paxton (1803), John Nash (1752), Archibald Leitch (1865), and William Kent (1685).