New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Philip Johnson

1906 - 2005

Photo of Philip Johnson

Icon of person Philip Johnson

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an American architect best known for his works of modern and postmodern architecture. Among his best-known designs are his modernist Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut; the postmodern 550 Madison Avenue in New York, designed for AT&T; 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago; the Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art; and the Pre-Columbian Pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks. In his obituary in 2005, The New York Times wrote that his works "were widely considered among the architectural masterpieces of the 20th century."In 1930, Johnson became the first director of the architecture department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Johnson has received more than 1,153,739 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Philip Johnson is the 61st most popular architect (down from 56th in 2019), the 702nd most popular biography from United States (down from 624th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Architect.

Philip Johnson is most famous for his work on the Glass House, which he designed in 1949 and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Philip Johnsons by language


Among architects, Philip Johnson ranks 61 out of 424Before him are Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Marcel Breuer, Giacomo della Porta, Louis Le Vau, Aldo Rossi, and Arnolfo di Cambio. After him are Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel, Senenmut, Buckminster Fuller, Charles Garnier, and Hector Guimard.

Most Popular Architects in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1906, Philip Johnson ranks 42Before him are John Huston, Wassily Leontief, James E. Webb, Hans Bethe, Dino Buzzati, and Marcelo Caetano. After him are Robert E. Howard, Vladimir Prelog, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Oleg Antonov, Marie José of Belgium, and Clyde Tombaugh. Among people deceased in 2005, Philip Johnson ranks 26Before him are Zdzisław Beksiński, Hans Bethe, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Jack Kilby, James Callaghan, and Sister Lúcia. After him are Ernst Mayr, Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, George F. Kennan, Maria Schell, and Max Schmeling.

Others Born in 1906

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2005

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Johnson ranks 702 out of 18,182Before him are Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Roy Orbison (1936), Margaret Hamilton (1936), Thomas Harris (1940), Paul Morphy (1837), and Carl Lewis (1961). After him are Robert E. Howard (1906), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Jules Dassin (1911), Charles Taze Russell (1852), Scott Joplin (1868), and Robert Downey Jr. (1965).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Philip Johnson ranks 4Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Louis Sullivan (1856), and Richard Meier (1934). After him are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Adrian Smith (1944).