Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène Emmanuel

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Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène Emmanuel Gender: M
born on 27 January 1814 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°34 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°48'

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc


French architect and theorist, famous for his interpretive "restorations" of medieval buildings. He was the architect hired to design the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty. Born in Paris, he was a major Gothic Revival architect.Viollet-le-Duc is considered by many to be the first theorist of modern architecture. Sir John Summerson wrote that "there have been two supremely eminent theorists in the history of European architecture - Leon Battista Alberti and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.”

From 1858 onwards he was able to fulfill his dream project: the restoration of the castle of Pierrefond, this on the order of emperor Napoleon III. Viollet-le-Duc died before the restoration was finished.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) boss relationship with Napoléon III (born 20 April 1808). Notes: architect for Napoléon III


  • Death, Cause unspecified 17 September 1879 in Lausanne
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Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (archives de Paris)


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (moved to Switzerland)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Franco-Prussian War)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (left many works and notes on architecture)