Edwin Lutyens


Birthday March 29, 1869

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Jan 1, 1944 (74)

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Dubbed "the greatest British architect," he played a role in designing and building New Delhi in India, known as Lutyens' Delhi. Collaborated with Sir Herbert Baker on the India Gate. Also designed the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Before Fame

He studied at the South Kensington School of Art from 1885 until 1887. He was employed by the practice of Ernest George and Harold Peto following graduation.


He designed various community buildings and houses throughout Ireland.

Family Life

His parents named him after painter and sculptor Edwin Henry Landseer, who was good friends with his father. He had five children with Lady Emily Bulwer-Lytton.

Associated With

He and Frank Lloyd Wright were contemporaries.