Oscar Niemeyer

1907 - 2012

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Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (15 December 1907 – 5 December 2012), known as Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈoskaʁ ni.eˈmajeʁ]), was a Brazilian architect considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil's capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Niemeyer has received more than 1,421,662 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Oscar Niemeyer is the 14th most popular architect, the 7th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Architect.

Oscar Niemeyer is most famous for his design of the Brasilia, Brazil capital building.

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Among architects, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 14 out of 518Before him are Donato Bramante, Andrea Palladio, Leon Battista Alberti, Khufu, Albert Speer, and Walter Gropius. After him are Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Francesco Borromini, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, and Georges-Eugène Haussmann.

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Among people born in 1907, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 5Before him are Frida Kahlo, Astrid Lindgren, Claus von Stauffenberg, and Katharine Hepburn. After him are John Wayne, Edwin McMillan, Mircea Eliade, J. Hans D. Jensen, Alberto Moravia, Laurence Olivier, and Hergé. Among people deceased in 2012, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 2Before him is Neil Armstrong. After him are Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Yitzhak Shamir, Griselda Blanco, Ahmed Ben Bella, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Tony Scott, and Michael Clarke Duncan.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 7 out of 2,236Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), Paulo Coelho (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Mário Zagallo (1931), and Ronaldo (1976). After him are Zico (1953), Ayrton Senna (1960), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Jairzinho (1944), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825).

Among ARCHITECTS In Brazil

Among architects born in Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 1After him are Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928), and Roberto Burle Marx (1909).