Charles Percier

1764 - 1838

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Charles Percier ([ʃaʁl pɛʁsje]; 22 August 1764 – 5 September 1838) was a neoclassical French architect, interior decorator and designer, who worked in a close partnership with Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, originally his friend from student days. For work undertaken from 1794 onward, trying to ascribe conceptions or details to one or other of them is fruitless; it is impossible to disentangle their cooperative efforts in this fashion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Percier has received more than 46,457 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Charles Percier is the 211th most popular architect (up from 225th in 2019), the 2,221st most popular biography from France and the 31st most popular French Architect.

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Among architects, Charles Percier ranks 211 out of 424Before him are Yan Liben, James Hoban, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Aldo van Eyck, Christian de Portzamparc, and Adolf Meyer. After him are Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Bernard Tschumi, William Kent, Pirro Ligorio, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Ödön Lechner.

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Among people born in 1764, Charles Percier ranks 13Before him are Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Johann Gottfried Schadow, John Goodricke, Nikolai Rezanov, Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Fletcher Christian. After him are Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo, Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, Sophie de Condorcet, Jens Baggesen, Dorothea von Schlegel, and Marie-Joseph Chénier. Among people deceased in 1838, Charles Percier ranks 14Before him are Bernard Courtois, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Bernhard Crusell, Johanna Schopenhauer, and Ivan Kotliarevsky. After him are Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, José Bonifácio de Andrada, Frédéric Cuvier, René Caillié, Heinrich Marx, and Joseph Lancaster.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Percier ranks 2,221 out of 5,234Before him are Henri Grégoire (1750), Guillaume Dubois (1656), René Louiche Desfontaines (1750), Jean Lafitte (1776), Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1829), and Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (1637). After him are Jane Avril (1868), Aleksandar Petrović (1929), Recceswinth (620), Claire Denis (1946), Charles Chamberland (1851), and Vladimir Jankélévitch (1903).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Charles Percier ranks 31Before him are Henri Labrouste (1801), François Blondel (1618), Jean Prouvé (1901), Paul Andreu (1938), Quatremère de Quincy (1755), and Robert de Cotte (1656). After him are Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762), Jacques Lemercier (1585), Matthias of Arras (1290), Édouard André (1840), Salomon de Brosse (1571), and Henri Dupuy de Lôme (1816).