Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eugène Viollet-le-Duc

French architect

Date of Birth: 27-Jan-1814

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 17-Sep-1879

Profession: writer, architect, artist, art historian, restorer, draftsperson, architectural historian, preface author, castellologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Eugène Viollet-le-Duc

  • Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (French: [ø??n vj?l?l?dyk]; 27 January 1814 – 17 September 1879) was a French architect and author who restored many prominent medieval landmarks in France, including those which had been damaged or abandoned during the French Revolution.
  • His major restoration projects included Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Basilica of Saint Denis, Mont Saint-Michel, Sainte-Chapelle, and the medieval walls of the city of Carcassonne.
  • His later writings on the relationship between form and function in architecture had a notable influence on a new generation of architects, including Antoni Gaudí, Victor Horta, and Louis Sullivan.

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