Pier Luigi Nervi

1891 - 1979

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Pier Luigi Nervi (21 June 1891 – 9 January 1979) was an Italian engineer and architect. He studied at the University of Bologna graduating in 1913. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pier Luigi Nervi has received more than 272,375 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Pier Luigi Nervi is the 145th most popular architect (down from 101st in 2019), the 1,633rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,105th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Italian Architect.

Pier Luigi Nervi was a twentieth-century Italian engineer and architect. He is most famous for his work in reinforced concrete, which he used to construct many buildings and bridges.

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Among architects, Pier Luigi Nervi ranks 145 out of 518Before him are Charlotte Perriand, Sverre Fehn, Verner Panton, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Antonio Sant'Elia, and Carlo Scarpa. After him are Max Bill, Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, Philibert de l'Orme, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Ludwig Borchardt, and Juan de Herrera.

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Among people born in 1891, Pier Luigi Nervi ranks 50Before him are Anton Dostler, John Langenus, Bronislava Nijinska, Olga Khokhlova, Otto Schmidt, and Cole Porter. After him are Walter A. Shewhart, Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Takijirō Ōnishi, Shukri al-Quwatli, John Heartfield, and Hu Shih. Among people deceased in 1979, Pier Luigi Nervi ranks 55Before him are Conrad Hilton, Feodor Lynen, Louis Chiron, Heinz Reinefarth, Alfredo Ottaviani, and Nicos Poulantzas. After him are Charles W. Morris, Nereo Rocco, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, Richard Rodgers, Elizabeth Bishop, and Konstantin Simonov.

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Among people born in Italy, Pier Luigi Nervi ranks 1,633 out of 5,161Before him are Jacopo Sannazaro (1458), Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1683), Margarita Luti (1500), Vittoria Aleotti (1575), Dino Grandi (1895), and Riz Ortolani (1926). After him are Thiago Alcântara (1991), Moses Montefiore (1784), Catherine of Bologna (1413), Andrea Sansovino (1467), Grimoald, King of the Lombards (610), and Emma Morano (1899).


Among architects born in Italy, Pier Luigi Nervi ranks 27Before him are Baldassare Longhena (1596), Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484), Lina Bo Bardi (1914), Filippo Juvarra (1678), Antonio Sant'Elia (1888), and Carlo Scarpa (1906). After him are Carl Ritter von Ghega (1802), Gio Ponti (1891), Michele Sanmicheli (1484), Luigi Vanvitelli (1700), Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447), and Giacomo Quarenghi (1744).