Famous French Architects

Find out more about the greatest French Architects, including Le Corbusier, Gustave Eiffel, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Jean Nouvel and Paul Virilio.

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 1 Le Corbusier

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Died: August 27, 1965

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French designer, painter, architect, writer, and urban planner. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. During his illustrious career, which spanned 50 years, Le Corbusier designed buildings in India, Japan, Europe, and North and South America. He is also credited with revolutionizing urban planning.  

 2 Gustave Eiffel

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Famous As: Architect, Civil Engineer
Birthdate: December 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France
Died: December 27, 1923
The man behind the jewel that adorns Paris, the Eiffel Tower, French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel later earned the nickname “the magician of iron.” He revolutionized bridge-building by using compressed-air caissons, designed the Statue of Liberty, and built the first aerodynamic laboratory. He died while listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony.
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 3 Pierre Charles L'Enfant

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 14, 1825

 4 André Le Nôtre

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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Paris

 5 Jean Nouvel

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: August 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fumel

 6 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 27, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 17, 1879

 7 Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban

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Famous As: Military engineer
Birthdate: May 1, 1633
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Léger-Vauban
Died: March 30, 1707
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 8 Paul Virilio

Paul Virilio
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, Architect, Urban planner, Sociologist
Birthdate: January 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris

 9 Étienne-Louis Boullée

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 12, 1728
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 4, 1799

 10 Hector Guimard

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: May 20, 1942

 11 Charlotte Perriand

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 27, 1999

 12 Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi
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Famous As: Architect, University teacher
Birthdate: January 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lausanne

 13 Claude Nicolas Ledoux

Claude Nicolas Ledoux
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 21, 1736
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dormans, France
Died: November 18, 1806

 14 Charles Garnier

Charles Garnier
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Famous As: architect
Birthdate: November 6, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 3, 1898

 15 Auguste Perret

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Famous As: architect
Birthdate: February 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ixelles
Died: February 25, 1954

 16 Christian de Portzamparc

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Famous As: Architect, Restorer
Birthdate: May 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Casablanca

 17 Louis Le Vau

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Famous As: architect, artist
Birthdate: 1612 AD
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 11, 1670

 18 Fulk III Nerra

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Famous As: Count of Anjou
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: June 21, 1040

 19 Jean Prouvé

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Famous As: Architect, Designer, Artist, Politician
Birthdate: April 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 23, 1984

 20 Jules Hardouin-Mansart

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 16, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 11, 1708

 21 Henri Labrouste

Henri Labrouste
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Famous As: architect
Birthdate: May 11, 1801
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: June 24, 1875

 22 Andreas Feininger

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Famous As: Photographer, Writer, Architect
Birthdate: December 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: February 18, 1999

 23 Claude Perrault

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 25, 1613
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 9, 1688

 24 Dominique Perrault

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France

 25 Tony Garnier

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Famous As: French architect
Birthdate: August 13, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 19, 1948

 26 François Mansart

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 23, 1598
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 23, 1666

 27 Jacques-Germain Soufflot

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 22, 1713
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irancy, France
Died: August 29, 1780

 28 Paul Philippe Cret

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: September 8, 1945

 29 Robert Mallet-Stevens

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 8, 1945

 30 Ange-Jacques Gabriel

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 23, 1698
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1782

 31 Jean Goujon

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1510 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: 1565 AD

 32 Jean Chalgrin

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1739 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 21, 1811

 33 Jacques-François Blondel

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 8, 1705
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: January 9, 1774

 34 Girard Desargues

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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 21, 1591
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: August 31, 1661

 35 Philibert de l'Orme

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 3, 1514
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 8, 1570

 36 Pierre Puget

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 16, 1620
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: December 2, 1694

 37 Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 23, 1756
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: June 3, 1819

 38 Charles Percier

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: August 22, 1764
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 5, 1838

 39 Louis Visconti

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 11, 1791
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 29, 1853

 40 Germain Boffrand

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 16, 1667
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 19, 1754

 41 Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1679 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: March 10, 1719

 42 Daniel Marot

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1661 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 4, 1752

 43 Jean Bullant

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1515 AD
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: October 13, 1578

 44 Jacques Lemercier

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1585 AD
Birthplace: Pontoise, France
Died: January 13, 1654

 45 William Of Sens

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sens, France
Died: August 11, 1180

 46 Salomon de Brosse

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1571 AD
Birthplace: Verneuil, France
Died: December 9, 1626

 47 Robert de Cotte

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1656 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 15, 1735

 48 Hector Lefuel

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: November 14, 1810
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: December 31, 1880

 49 Jean Perréal

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1530 AD

 50 Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans

Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 30, 1751
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roches-sur-Rognon, France
Died: July 18, 1832