Victor Gruen

Victor Gruen bio

Birth Name: Victor Gruen

Occupation: Architect

Place Of Birth: Austria

Date Of Birth: July 18, 1903

Date Of Death: February 14, 1980

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Victor Gruen was born on the 18th of July, 1903. He was popular for being a Architect. Inventor of the modern shopping mall and designer of the first outdoor pedestrian mall in the U.S. He influenced the urban-revitalization projects of Fort Worth, Texas, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Fresno, California, during the 1950s and 1960s.

Victor Gruen was born in Austria. He studied architecture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. He was employed by Peter Behrens during the 1930s. He relocated to the United States after Germany conquered Austria in 1938. His firm designed over 50 shopping malls by the mid-1970s, including the 800,000 square-foot Southdale Mall in Edina, Minnesota, the nation’s first enclosed shopping mall.

Victor Gruen was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Victor Gruen was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Victor Gruen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Victor Gruen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Victor Gruen’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Victor Gruen was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Victor Gruen
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Victor Gruen was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Victor Gruen was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Victor Gruen had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Victor Gruen’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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