Le Corbusier

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier Full Name: Le Corbusier
Nationality: Swiss French

Profession: Architect and City Planner
Why Famous: One of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America.

Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, he was influential in urban planning.

Born: October 6, 1887
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Died: August 27, 1965 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Le Corbusier

  • 1928-06-26 First meeting of the International Congresses of Modern Architects (CIAM) at Lake Leman, Switzerland organized by Le Corbusier
  • 1955-06-25 Notre Dame du Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier is consecrated in Ronchamp, France
  • 1964-07-02 Architect Le Corbusier is made Grand Officiers of the L├ęgion d'honneur
  • 2016-07-17 17 works by Swiss architect Le Corbusier included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list as "an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement"

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