William Le Baron Jenney

1832 - 1907

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William Le Baron Jenney (September 25, 1832 – June 14, 1907) was an American architect and engineer known for building the first skyscraper in 1884. In 1998, Jenney was ranked number 89 in the book 1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Le Baron Jenney has received more than 186,735 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). William Le Baron Jenney is the 172nd most popular architect (up from 188th in 2019), the 2,210th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,508th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 172 out of 518Before him are Bernard Tschumi, Kisho Kurokawa, Jacques-François Blondel, Carl Ritter von Ghega, Ernst Neufert, and Günter Behnisch. After him are Joseph Paxton, Hassan Fathy, Charles Eames, Jan Gehl, Aristobulus of Cassandreia, and Gio Ponti.

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Among people born in 1832, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 30Before him are Wilhelm Busch, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Émile Gaboriau, Henry Steel Olcott, Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, and Hudson Taylor. After him are Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow, Khurshidbanu Natavan, Ivan Zajc, Louis Paul Cailletet, Đura Jakšić, and Rudolf Lipschitz. Among people deceased in 1907, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 34Before him are Henry Steel Olcott, Hermann Carl Vogel, Kuno Fischer, Carola of Vasa, Mizzi Kaspar, and Stanisław Wyspiański. After him are Kurmanjan Datka, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Marko Vovchok, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., and Nicolae Grigorescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 2,210 out of 20,380Before him are Billy Gibbons (1949), Suzanne Collins (1962), Kim Hunter (1922), Alice Ball (1892), Raymond E. Feist (1945), and Selena Gomez (1992). After him are Gloria Steinem (1934), Robert Sternberg (1949), Brenda Lee (1944), Ben Webster (1909), Dennis Wilson (1944), and Curtis LeMay (1906).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 9Before him are Richard Meier (1934), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Robert Venturi (1925), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Philip Johnson (1906), and Peter Eisenman (1932). After him are Charles Eames (1907), Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Cedric Gibbons (1893), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), and Sixto Durán Ballén (1921).