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Famous Male Architects

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List of famous male architects, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male architects list contains the most prominent and top males known for being architects. There are thousand of males working as architects in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic architects have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a architect then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list: William White, Robert Schuiten and many more.

While this isn't a list of all male architects, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male architects?" and "Who are the best male architects?"
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    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1452-1519)
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    • Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

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