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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

German architect

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.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Born
Ludwig Mies

(1886-03-27)March 27, 1886
DiedAugust 19, 1969(1969-08-19) (aged 83)
NationalityGerman (1886–1944), American (1944–1969)
OccupationArchitect
Spouse(s)Adele Auguste (Ada) Bruhn (1913-1918) (separated)
Children4
AwardsOrder Pour le Mérite (1959)
Royal Gold Medal (1959)
AIA Gold Medal (1960)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)
IBM Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.

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  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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