Le Corbusier

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier

Profession: Architect and City Planner


Biography: 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
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

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

Historical Events

  • 1928-06-26 First meeting of the International Congresses of Modern Architects (CIAM) at Lake Leman, Switzerland organized by Le Corbusier
  • 1952-10-14 One of the most influential of all Modernist buildings the Unité d’Habitation, designed by Le Corbusier is officially inaugurated in Marseille, France
  • 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 Légion 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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