Renzo Piano

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Renzo Piano ( pee-AH-noh, Italian: [ˈrɛntso ˈpjaːno]; born 14 September 1937) is an Italian architect. His notable buildings include the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (with Richard Rogers, 1977), The Shard in London (2012), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (2015) and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens (2016). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Renzo Piano has received more than 1,034,749 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Renzo Piano is the 31st most popular architect (down from 25th in 2019), the 468th most popular biography from Italy (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Architect.

Renzo Piano is most famous for designing the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France.

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Among architects, Renzo Piano ranks 31 out of 424Before him are Henry van de Velde, Apollodorus of Damascus, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, André Le Nôtre, Peter Behrens, and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Jørn Utzon, Vladimir Tatlin, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Tadao Ando, and Hippodamus of Miletus.

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Among people born in 1937, Renzo Piano ranks 14Before him are Ridley Scott, Jane Fonda, Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Vanessa Redgrave, and Queen Paola of Belgium. After him are Martti Ahtisaari, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Jared Diamond, Ahmed Yassin, Mengistu Haile Mariam, and Warren Beatty.

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Among people born in Italy, Renzo Piano ranks 468 out of 4,088Before him are Carlo Ponti (1912), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Pope John XIV (1000), Pontormo (1494), and Damocles (null). After him are Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Tinto Brass (1933), Pope Pontian (200), Pope John III (520), Pope Boniface III (540), and Pope Valentine (780).


Among architects born in Italy, Renzo Piano ranks 7Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Vitruvius (-75), Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Andrea Palladio (1508), Donato Bramante (1443), and Leon Battista Alberti (1404). After him are Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Michelozzo (1396), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Richard Rogers (1933), Aldo Rossi (1931), and Arnolfo di Cambio (1240).