Zaha Hadid

1950 - 2016

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Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد‎ Zahā Ḥadīd; 31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was a Iraqi 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. In search of an alternative system to traditional architectural drawing, and influenced by Suprematism and the Russian avant-garde, Hadid adopted painting as a design tool and abstraction as an investigative principle to "reinvestigate the aborted and untested experiments of Modernism [...] to unveil new fields of building."She was described by The Guardian as the "Queen of the curve", who "liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zaha Hadid has received more than 6,144,218 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Zaha Hadid is the 19th most popular architect (up from 21st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 18th 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 19 out of 424Before her are Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Francesco Borromini. After her are Louis Sullivan, Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Frank Gehry, Adolf Loos, and Henry van de Velde.

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Among people born in 1950, Zaha Hadid ranks 1After her are Jay Leno, Agnetha Fältskog, Stevie Wonder, Abdullah Gül, Jim Mattis, Viktor Yanukovych, Goran Bregović, Steve Wozniak, Vicente del Bosque, Bill Murray, and Anne, Princess Royal. Among people deceased in 2016, Zaha Hadid ranks 13Before her are Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Imre Kertész. After her are Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Islam Karimov, and Alvin Toffler.

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Among people born in Iraq, Zaha Hadid ranks 17 out of 300Before her are Al-Kindi (801), Ashurbanipal (-685), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Rabia of Basra (710), and Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200). After her are Sennacherib (-740), Belshazzar (-600), Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), Fuzûlî (1494), and Nur ad-Din (1116).

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Among architects born in Iraq, Zaha Hadid ranks 1