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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 who is 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 160,119 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). William Le Baron Jenney is the 188th most popular architect (down from 183rd in 2019), the 2,514th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,258th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 188 out of 424Before him are François Blondel, John Nash, Bernard Tschumi, James Hoban, Aristobulus of Cassandreia, and Lev Rudnev. After him are Jean Prouvé, Adolphe Appia, Carl Ludvig Engel, Hans Poelzig, Matthias of Arras, and Alexey Shchusev.

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Among people born in 1832, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 32Before him are Émile Gaboriau, Henry Steel Olcott, Hudson Taylor, Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, Khurshidbanu Natavan, and Rudolf Lipschitz. After him are Pavel Tretyakov, Mary Ann Cotton, Louis Paul Cailletet, Ivan Zajc, Charles Lecocq, and Charles Boycott. Among people deceased in 1907, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 35Before him are Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Pierre Janssen, Stanisław Wyspiański, Hermann Carl Vogel, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, and Joseph Hellmesberger Jr.. After him are Nicolae Grigorescu, William, Prince of Wied, John Kerr, René Pottier, Kuno Fischer, and Marko Vovchok.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 2,514 out of 18,182Before him are Frances Arnold (1956), Jane Darwell (1879), Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), Thelma Ritter (1902), and Dorothea Tanning (1910). After him are James Dwight Dana (1813), Ken Mattingly (1936), Rob Schneider (1963), Aldrich Ames (1941), Kate Millett (1934), and Marcia Gay Harden (1959).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 11Before him are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Charles Eames (1907), and Kevin A. Lynch (1918). After him are Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), Cedric Gibbons (1893), Gordon Bunshaft (1909), and Michael Graves (1934).