Mies van Der Rohe, Ludwig

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Mies van Der Rohe, Ludwig Gender: M
Ludwig Mies
born on 27 March 1886 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Aachen, Germany, 50n47, 6e05
Timezone LMT m6e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°39' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°07 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 06°04'

Portrait of Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe 
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Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe
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German-American architect who won fame for his sparse, clean and uncluttered designs of buildings of brick, steel and glass. The son of a master mason and stonecutter, he was taught the elements of architecture by his dad . Mies received his principal training as employee of furniture designer Bruno Paul, 1905-1907 and then was employed under Peter Behrens 1908-1911. He opened his own office in Berlin in 1912.

In 1927 he built his first steel framed building and was known for his motto, "Less Is More." Mies designed the German Pavilion in 1929, including the interior, becoming famous for the Barcelona Chair. He then became director of the Bauhaus School of Design 1930 through its closure in 1933. Mies moved to the U.S. in 1937 and became the director of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1938-1958. He aspired to marry his visionary modernism with America's industrial technology to make a language of architecture that expressed the epoch and in so doing, produced many buildings in the U.S. including skyscrapers, museums, schools and residences. Considered one of the three most influential architects of the 20th century, his skyscraper designs in particular have been copied or adapted by most architects in the working field today. The recipient of many honors, he also published his own book, "The Art of Structure" in 1965.

Mies died on 8/17/1969, Chicago, IL. The best of what he did is still utterly beautiful as seen in a retrospective that opened in late June 2001 at two New York museums.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Summers, Gene (born 31 July 1928)


  • Work : New Job 1905 (Began working under Bruno Paul)
  • Work : New Job 1908 (Employed by Peter Behrens)
  • Work : Start Business 1912 (Started his own office)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1929 (Designed the Barcelona Chair)
  • Work : New Job 1930 (Director of Bauhaus School of Design)
  • Family : Change residence 1937 (Moved to U.S.)
  • Work : New Job 1938 (Director of Architecture, IL. Institute of Technoloby)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1965 (Released book, "The Art of Structure")
  • Death, Cause unspecified 17 August 1969 at 12:00 noon in Chicago, IL (Age 83)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Dr. Arno Muller quotes B.C.

(Formerly, PC gave 2:00 PM as "recorded," not confirmed.)


  • Lifestyle : Work : Loves job
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Designer of first modern skyscrapers)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Architecture firm)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO and V.P.)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Producer)
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Former champion)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Architecture)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Four)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Many honors)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Great architect)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book