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 149,472 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William Le Baron Jenney is the 183rd most popular architect (up from 221st in 2019), the 2,259th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,483rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 183 out of 424Before him are Kisho Kurokawa, Henri Labrouste, Hans Poelzig, Mart Stam, Mikhail Eisenstein, and Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. After him are François Blondel, Kevin Roche, Nefermaat, Jean Prouvé, Michael Ventris, and Giuseppe Terragni.

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Among people born in 1832, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 29Before him are Wilhelm Busch, Alfred von Waldersee, Henry Steel Olcott, Hudson Taylor, Émile Gaboriau, and Michel Bréal. After him are Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, Colin Archer, Louis Paul Cailletet, Charles Lecocq, Pavel Tretyakov, and Rudolf Lipschitz. Among people deceased in 1907, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 30Before him are Kato Svanidze, Léo Taxil, Henry Steel Olcott, Ilia Chavchavadze, Carola of Vasa, and Stanisław Wyspiański. After him are Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Hermann Carl Vogel, Kuno Fischer, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, René Pottier, and Nicolae Grigorescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 2,259 out of 15,968Before him are Elias Howe (1819), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Tom Ford (1961), Damon Wayans (1960), Tito Puente (1923), and Frank Zane (1942). After him are Bill Conti (1942), King C. Gillette (1855), Freddie King (1934), Chris Noth (1954), Dean Cain (1966), and Lisa Marie Presley (1968).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, William Le Baron Jenney ranks 11Before him are Philip Johnson (1906), Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Charles Eames (1907), and Kevin A. Lynch (1918). After him are Cedric Gibbons (1893), Charles Jencks (1939), Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Michael Graves (1934), and Gordon Bunshaft (1909).