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Frank Lloyd Wright

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Profession: Architect

United States of America

Why Famous: Recognized by the American Institute of Architects as the greatest American architect of all time, designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 532 works.

Born: June 8, 1867
Birthplace: Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: April 9, 1959 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Surgical complications

Married Life

  • 1889-06-01 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin
  • 1922-11-13 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage
  • 1923-11-19 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (56) weds artist Maude Noel
  • 1927-08-26 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (60) divorces artist Maude Noel after almost 4 years of marriage
  • 1928-08-25 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

Events in the Life of Frank Lloyd Wright

  • 1914-08-15 A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
  • 1959-10-21 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York

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