Charles Edouard Jeanneret Le CORBUSIER
1887–1965, Switzerland/France

Also known as: LC

Birth 1887, 6/10, Switzerland
Died 1965

Le Corbusier was born Charles Edouard Jeannerct on October 6, 1887, in LaChaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Le Corbusier was the second son of Edouard Jeanneret, a dial painter in the town's renowned watch industry, and Madame Jeannerct-Perrct, a musician and piano teacher.
The family proudly traced its ancestry to the Cathars, who fled to the Jura Mountains during the Albigensian Wars of the twelfth century, and the French Huguenots, who migrated to Switzerland following the Edict of Nantes (1598). La Chaux-de-Fonds' tradition of offering refuge includes both Rousseau and Bakunin. His family's Calvinism, love of the arts, and enthusiasm for the Jura Mountains, were all formative influences on the young Le Corbusier; Charles L'Eplattenier, a teacher at the local art school, dominated his education.


Le Corbusier, eller Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, var en schweizisk arkitekt, formgivare och konstnär född i La Chaux-de-Fonds. Le Corbusier anses vara en av de främsta arkitekterna under modernismen likt Ludwig Mies van der Rohe och Walter Gropius. Under sin karriär ritade Le Corbusier bland annat en stadsplan över Paris och den kända byggnaden "Villa Savoy". Han formgav en rad möbler med modernistiskt formspråk samt målade.