Oscar Niemeyer

1907 - 2012

Oscar Niemeyer

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 803,646 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 15 out of 361Before him are Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Alvar Aalto, Leon Battista Alberti, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Walter Gropius. After him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Francesco Borromini, Louis Sullivan, I. M. Pei, and Zaha Hadid.

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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, Edwin McMillan, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Alberto Moravia, and François Duvalier. 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, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Jon Lord, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 4 out of 1,296Before him are Pelé (1940), Paulo Coelho (1947), and Garrincha (1933). After him are Ayrton Senna (1960), João Gilberto (1931), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), 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).

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