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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Name Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Nationality German (1886–1944), American (1944–1969)
Birth date (1886-03-27)March 27, 1886
Birth place Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Date of death August 19, 1969(1969-08-19) (aged 83)
Place of death Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Awards Order Pour le Mérite (1959)
Royal Gold Medal (1959)
AIA Gold Medal (1960)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born as Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886, Aachen – August 19, 1969, Chicago) was a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to, and was addressed, as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the first masters of modern architecture.


Barcelona Pavilion
Tugendhat House
Crown Hall
Farnsworth House
860–880 Lake Shore Drive
Seagram Building
New National Gallery
Toronto-Dominion Centre
Westmount Square

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