Zaha Hadid

1950 - 2016

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Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد Zahā Ḥadīd; 31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was an Iraqi-British architect, artist and designer, recognised as a major figure in architecture of the late-20th and early-21st centuries. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Hadid studied mathematics as an undergraduate and then enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zaha Hadid has received more than 8,035,973 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Zaha Hadid is the 15th most popular architect (up from 16th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Iraqi Architect.

Zaha Hadid is most famous for her work in the field of architecture. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, and she is the first woman to receive the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Among architects, Zaha Hadid ranks 15 out of 518Before her are Andrea Palladio, Leon Battista Alberti, Khufu, Albert Speer, Walter Gropius, and Oscar Niemeyer. After her are Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Francesco Borromini, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Among people born in 1950, Zaha Hadid ranks 3Before her are Narendra Modi, and Viktor Yanukovych. After her are Jay Leno, Sergey Lavrov, Agnetha Fältskog, Steve Wozniak, Abdullah Gül, Goran Bregović, Vicente del Bosque, Stevie Wonder, and Ed Harris. Among people deceased in 2016, Zaha Hadid ranks 12Before her are Bud Spencer, David Bowie, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Leonard Cohen. After her are Imre Kertész, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Islam Karimov, and Cesare Maldini.

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Among people born in Iraq, Zaha Hadid ranks 17 out of 384Before her are Al-Kindi (801), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), Rabia of Basra (710), and Nur ad-Din (1116). After her are Al-Masudi (896), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Ezra (-500), Sargon II (-750), and Ahmad Sanjar (1100).

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Among architects born in Iraq, Zaha Hadid ranks 1After her are Ur-Nanshe (-2500).