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Overview (3)

Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died in Roquebrune, France  (heart attack)
Birth NameCharles Edouard Jeanneret

Mini Bio (1)

Le Corbusier was born on October 6, 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as Charles Edouard Jeanneret. He was a writer, known for Le Corbusier, l'architecte du bonheur (1957), La chapelle de Romchamp (1964) and England Home & Beauty (1976). He was married to Yvonne Gallis. He died on August 27, 1965 in Roquebrune, France.

Spouse (1)

Yvonne Gallis (December 1930 - 5 October 1957) ( her death)

Trivia (4)

Pioneer of functionalist architecture with the use of reinforced concrete and the concept of a house as a "machine for living."
Is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
Took his eventual name Le Corbusier in 1920. He came from a family of watch engravers in Switzerland, and his mother was a musician.
A picture of him and part of his work can be seen on the current 10 Swiss franc banknote (introduced 1997/98)

Personal Quotes (2)

A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times, it is a beautiful catastrophe.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.

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