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The most famous architects in history come from all over the world and include some of the best known historical architects as well as the most talented architects of the modern age from around the world.

Who are the best architects of all time? Choosing the best architect in the world from all these great architects can seem like a daunting task - especially when considering all architects from all time - but these are the architects with the most significant achievements in the medium. Architectural artists and influential architects from around the world can be found on this list, and the famous architects can be sorted by any column.

This architects list can be used to start your own list own list of famous architects and their work, world renowned architects and other drafters and designers in the field of architecture who you feel merit distinction and praise for their achievements.
Antoni Gaudí is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World Famous Architects Throughout History
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Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. Gaudí's work was influenced by his ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1852-1926)

Place of Birth: Reus, Tarragona, Spain

Style: Art Nouveau, Modernisme, Gothic Revival architecture, Organic architecture

Structures: Sagrada Família, Church of Colònia Güell, Episcopal Palace^! Astorga, Palau Güell, Casa Batlló, + more

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Frank Gehry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World Famous Architects Throughout History
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Frank Owen Gehry, CC is a Canadian architect born in Canada, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become world-renowned tourist attractions. His works are cited as being among the most important works of ...more

Age: 88

Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada

Style: Postmodern architecture, Reconstructivist, Modern architecture, Deconstructivism, Postmodernism

Structures: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Frank Gehry Residence, Peter B. Lewis Building, Santa Monica Place, BP Pedestrian Bridge, + more

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Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World Famous Architects Throughout History
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Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1867-1959)

Place of Birth: Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States of America

Style: Textile Block, Modern architecture, Prairie School, Organic architecture

Structures: Beth Sholom Congregation, Coonley House, The Last Wright: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Park Inn Hotel, John D. Haynes House, D. D. Martin House Complex, + more

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Richard Neutra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World Famous Architects Throughout History
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Richard Joseph Neutra was an American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most important modernist architects. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1892-1970)

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Style: Mid-Century modern, Desert Modernism, Modern architecture, International Style

Structures: Congregational Church in Hacienda Heights, Rajagopal Addition, Kronish House, Baldwin House by Neutra, Nuffer Cabin, + more

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