Facts about Buckminster Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller died at 87 years old
Born: July 12, 1895
Died: July 1, 1983
Best known as: the inventor of the geodesic dome


R. Buckminster Fuller Biography

R. Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor, mathematician and futurist. He is best known as the inventor of the geodesic dome.

Philosophically Fuller was concerned with meeting the needs of a growing global civilization while reducing the use of natural resources; his inventions were meant to achieve those goals by simplifying and improving human housing and the objects of daily life.

Never quite a mainstream figure, Fuller was viewed by some as an impractical dreamer but embraced by others as a visionary genius.

His most famous invention, the geodesic dome, uses a series of interlocking triangles to create a lightweight, sturdy dome which needs no internal supports.

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Fuller coined the phrase “Spaceship Earth.”


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