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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Personal information
Name Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Nationality German (1886–1944), American (1944–1969)
Birth date March 27, 1886(1886-03-27)
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)
IBM Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born as Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886, Aachen – August 19, 1969, Chicago) was a German-American architect.[1] 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


  1. "Mies van der Rohe Dies at 83; Leader of Modern Architecture". The New York Times. August 17, 1969. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "Mies van der Rohe, one of the great figures of 20th-century architecture, died in Wesley Memorial Hospital here late last night. He was 83 years old."

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