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Renzo Piano

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Renzo Piano (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), İstanbul Modern in Istanbul (2022) 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 1,246,311 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Renzo Piano is the 22nd most popular architect (up from 31st in 2019), the 369th most popular biography from Italy (up from 468th 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 22 out of 424Before him are Louis Sullivan, Zaha Hadid, Francesco Borromini, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. After him are Frank Gehry, Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Adolf Loos, Apollodorus of Damascus, and Tadao Ando.

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Among people born in 1937, Renzo Piano ranks 11Before him are Valentina Tereshkova, Jack Nicholson, Ridley Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, and Abdelaziz Bouteflika. After him are Bobby Charlton, Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Queen Paola of Belgium, Vanessa Redgrave, and Martti Ahtisaari.

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Among people born in Italy, Renzo Piano ranks 369 out of 4,668Before him are Andrea Bocelli (1958), Eugenio Montale (1896), Pope Gregory VI (1000), Primo Levi (1919), Pope Innocent IV (1195), and Simone Martini (1284). After him are Antonio da Correggio (1489), Matteo Ricci (1552), Pope Felix III (440), Pietro Badoglio (1871), Pope Alexander IV (1200), and Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655).


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