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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

Historical Events

  • 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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