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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 1,176,587 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 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 Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright. After him are Louis Sullivan, Zaha Hadid, Francesco Borromini, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 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, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Rachel Carson, and Alberto Moravia. Among people deceased in 2012, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 2Before him is Neil Armstrong. After him are Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Carroll Shelby, Michael Clarke Duncan, Theo Angelopoulos, and Jon Lord.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer ranks 4 out of 2,067Before him are Pelé (1940), Paulo Coelho (1947), and Garrincha (1933). After him are Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), and Mário Zagallo (1931).

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).