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Claude Nicolas Ledoux

1736 - 1806

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Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (21 March 1736 – 18 November 1806) was one of the earliest exponents of French Neoclassical architecture. He used his knowledge of architectural theory to design not only domestic architecture but also town planning; as a consequence of his visionary plan for the Ideal City of Chaux, he became known as a utopian. His greatest works were funded by the French monarchy and came to be perceived as symbols of the Ancien Régime rather than Utopia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Nicolas Ledoux has received more than 246,027 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Claude Nicolas Ledoux is the 92nd most popular architect (down from 86th in 2019), the 1,055th most popular biography from France (down from 959th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Architect.

Claude Nicolas Ledoux is most famous for his design of the Chateau de Chantilly, a chateau in the Picardy region of France.

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Among architects, Claude Nicolas Ledoux ranks 92 out of 424Before him are Vincenzo Scamozzi, Sebastiano Serlio, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Arno Breker, Guarino Guarini, and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. After him are Peter Parler, Peter Eisenman, Frei Otto, Luis Barragán, Arata Isozaki, and Toyo Ito.

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Among people born in 1736, Claude Nicolas Ledoux ranks 6Before him are James Watt, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Jean Sylvain Bailly, and Rama I. After him are James Macpherson, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Among people deceased in 1806, Claude Nicolas Ledoux ranks 14Before him are Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Carlo Gozzi, Michael Haydn, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, William Pitt the Younger, and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. After him are Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Mungo Park, Nicolas Leblanc, Johann Christoph Adelung, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Nicolas Ledoux ranks 1,055 out of 6,011Before him are Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Marion Cotillard (1975), Bertran de Born (1140), Henriette of France (1727), William X, Duke of Aquitaine (1099), and Alain Touraine (1925). After him are Léon Bonnat (1833), Augustin Robespierre (1763), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Wilfred the Hairy (840), and John, Duke of Berry (1340).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Claude Nicolas Ledoux ranks 13Before him are Louis Le Vau (1612), Jean Nouvel (1945), Charles Garnier (1825), Hector Guimard (1867), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700). After him are Claude Perrault (1613), Pierre Lescot (1515), Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728), Lúcio Costa (1902), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), and Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713).