Male Architects

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 1 Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 2, 1519

Widely regarded as one of the greatest painters ever, Leonardo da Vinci was an extremely talented polymath. While his work The Mona Lisa became the most famous portrait, his drawing The Vitruvian Man became a cultural icon. A man well ahead of his time, Leonardo is also known for his notes on science and invention.

 2 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 9, 1959

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect who designed over 1,000 structures in a career spanning 70 years. A pioneer of organic architecture, Wright influenced three generations of architects by playing a critical role in the 20th century's architectural movements. His structure Fallingwater is called America's best architectural work and Wright is considered the greatest architect America has ever produced.

 3 Sebastián Marroquín

Sebastián Marroquín
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Famous As: Son of Pablo Escobar
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Colombian
Sebastián Marroquín is the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He and his family fled to Mozambique after Pablo’s death, and then to Argentina, where he dropped “Escobar” from his name. He owns an organic clothing line and has written a book and contributed to a documentary about Pablo.

 4 Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American
Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry is best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in France, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, U.S. He has won countless awards, such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Praemium Imperiale.

 5 Michelangelo

Michelangelo
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 6, 1475
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 18, 1564

Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet Michelangelo was a prominent figure of the High Renaissance. He is credited to have influenced the Western art in unprecedented ways. He is widely regarded as the greatest artist of his age and one of the greatest artists of all time. He was equally revered and respected as an architect.

 6 I. M. Pei

I.M. Pei
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Famous As: Master of Modern Architecture
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 16, 2019

I. M. Pei was a Chinese-American architect who drew inspiration from the garden villas at Suzhou when he was young. He is credited with founding I. M. Pei & Associates, an independent design firm, in 1955. Today, the award-winning firm is known by the name, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Pei is known for designing structures like the Mesa Laboratory.

 7 Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor
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Famous As: Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect
Birthdate: March 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian, British
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 8 Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 9 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 10 Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 25, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish
Died: June 10, 1926
Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí is remembered as a prominent figure of Catalan Modernism. Most of his works, including the incomplete church of the Sagrada Família, are in Barcelona. His innovative methods included the use of trencadís. By 2005, seven of his creations had been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 11 Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 28, 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 3, 1703

Scientist Robert Hooke, also called England's Leonardo, initially gained recognition as an architect, conducting surveys following the Great Fire of London. He also taught geometry and was part of the Royal Society. He assisted Robert Boyle and eventually developed his own microscope, thus becoming the first to visualize micro-organisms.

 12 Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 1, 1983

Buckminster Fuller was an American systems theorist, architect, designer, inventor, author, and futurist. He is credited with popularizing the geodesic dome, which resembles carbon molecules known as fullerenes. Fullerenes were named after Fuller for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Fuller's work has influenced several personalities from different walks of life. His work has also inspired a couple of documentary films.

 13 Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel
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Famous As: Architect, Civil Engineer
Birthdate: December 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: December 27, 1923
The man behind the jewel that adorns Paris, the Eiffel Tower, French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel later earned the nickname “the magician of iron.” He revolutionized bridge-building by using compressed-air caissons, designed the Statue of Liberty, and built the first aerodynamic laboratory. He died while listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony.

 14 Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros
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Famous As: Golfer, Architect
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: May 7, 2011

 15 Imhotep

Imhotep
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 16 Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese
Named Art Review’s most powerful artist in 2011, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become a symbol of resilience against the authoritarian Chinese government. Jailed and banned from leaving the country once, he is known for using various media, such as sculpture, photos, and documentaries, to reflect Chinese human-rights abuses.

 17 El Greco

El Greco
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 1, 1541
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish, Greek
Died: April 7, 1614
Artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos never let anyone forget his Greek heritage and almost always signed his art in Greek letters. Popularly known as El Greco, he was a significant figure of the Spanish Renaissance. His best-known works remain The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and The Assumption of the Virgin.

 18 Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: November 28, 1680
Son of sculptor Pietro Bernini, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, introduced the Baroque style of sculpture to the world. Known for his masterpieces such as Apollo and Daphne and David, he excelled in depicting the fine details of skin and hair in his marble creations. His commissioned creations include St. Peter's baldachin.

 19 Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1377 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 15, 1446

Filippo Brunelleschi was an Italian architect, sculptor, and designer. Regarded as Renaissance architecture's founding father, Brunelleschi is hailed as the first modern engineer. Among his famous accomplishments is the design of the dome of the Florence Cathedral. He is also credited with inventing hydraulic machinery and designing machinery that was used in churches to re-enact Biblical stories through theatrical performances.

 20 Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted
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Famous As: Landscape Architect
Birthdate: April 26, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 28, 1903

 21 Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: August 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish, American
Died: September 1, 1961

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American industrial designer and architect best remembered for his impressive designs for monuments and buildings. He is credited with designing important structures, such as the Washington Dulles International Airport, the TWA Flight Center, and the Gateway Arch. He is widely regarded as one of the 20th-century's most prominent American architectures.

 22 Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava
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Famous As: Architect, sculptor, painter
Birthdate: July 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

 23 Sir Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 20, 1632
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: February 25, 1723

 24 Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: December 10, 1928

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, and artist. He was married to fellow artist Margaret Macdonald, and they both were influential on the European design movements Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Mackintosh is considered one of the most important figures of Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style). In his later years, he worked largely as a watercolorist. 

 25 Vitaly Kaloyev

Vitaly Kaloyev
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

 26 Jacque Fresco

Jacque Fresco
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Famous As: Futurist, Designer, Writer, Architect
Birthdate: March 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 27 Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi
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Famous As: Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: November 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese, American
Died: December 30, 1988

 28 Norman Foster

Norman Robert Foster
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 29 Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: February 19, 2000

 30 Edwin Lutyens

Edwin Lutyens
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 29, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: January 1, 1944

 31 Gorō Miyazaki

Gorō Miyazaki
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Famous As: Film director, Animator, Screenwriter, Architect
Birthdate: January 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

 32 Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 17, 1974

 33 Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano
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Famous As: Architect, Politician
Birthdate: September 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian

 34 Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 35 Stanford White

Stanford White
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Famous As: Architect, Painter
Birthdate: November 9, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 1906

 36 Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 37 Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: December 5, 2012

 38 Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas
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Famous As: Dutch architect
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch

 39 Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: January 25, 2005

 40 Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: May 11, 1976

 41 Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck
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Famous As: Interior architecture, Architect, Designer
Birthdate: January 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 42 Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie
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Famous As: Architect, Urban planner
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, Israeli

 43 Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams
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Famous As: Architect, Designer, University teacher
Birthdate: May 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 44 Capability Brown

Capability Brown
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Famous As: Horticulturist, Architect, Landscape architect
Birthdate: August 30, 1716
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 6, 1783

 45 Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
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Famous As: Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: August 2, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: October 4, 1904

 46 Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari
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Famous As: Painter, Architect
Birthdate: July 30, 1511
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 27, 1574

 47 Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan
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Famous As: Pioneering Architect
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 14, 1924

 48 Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 7, 1986

 49 Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti
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Famous As: Architect, Linguist
Birthdate: February 18, 1404
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 20, 1472

 50 Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio
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Famous As: architect
Birthdate: November 30, 1508
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 19, 1580