Oscar Niemeyer

1907 - 2012

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Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (December 15, 1907 – December 5, 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 914,104 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Oscar Niemeyer is the 15th most popular architect, the 4th most popular biography from Brazil 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 15 out of 424Before him are Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, and Frank Lloyd Wright. After him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Francesco Borromini, Zaha Hadid, Louis Sullivan, and Otto Wagner.

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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, Mircea Eliade, Laurence Olivier, Hergé, Alberto Moravia, Edwin McMillan, and Baldur von Schirach. Among people deceased in 2012, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 3Before him are Neil Armstrong and Ray Bradbury. After him are Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Whitney Houston, Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 4 out of 1,947Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), and Paulo Coelho (1947). After him are Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), 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).