Louis Le Vau

1612 - 1670

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Louis Le Vau (1612 – 11 October 1670) was a French Baroque architect, who worked for Louis XIV of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Le Vau has received more than 145,008 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Louis Le Vau is the 63rd most popular architect (up from 69th in 2019), the 763rd most popular biography from France (up from 791st in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Architect.

Louis Le Vau is most famous for designing the Palace of Versailles. He also designed the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, and the Chateau of Saint-Cloud.

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Among architects, Louis Le Vau ranks 63 out of 424Before him are François Mansart, Richard Rogers, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, and Bruno Taut. After him are Erich Mendelsohn, Domenico Fontana, Louis Kahn, Arnolfo di Cambio, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, and Jože Plečnik.

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Among people born in 1612, Louis Le Vau ranks 5Before him are Murad IV, Dorgon, Wu Sangui, and Saskia van Uylenburgh. After him are Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Mignard, Peter Stuyvesant, Samuel Butler, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Margherita de' Medici. Among people deceased in 1670, Louis Le Vau ranks 5Before him are John Amos Comenius, Henrietta of England, Frederick III of Denmark, and Johann Rudolf Glauber. After him are Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Salomon van Ruysdael, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Giovanna Garzoni, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Le Vau ranks 763 out of 5,234Before him are Maurice Blanchot (1907), Juliette Binoche (1964), Margaret of Provence (1221), Anne de Montmorency (1493), Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1725), and Georges Rouault (1871). After him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), Agnès Sorel (1422), Martin Schongauer (1450), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), and Juliette Gréco (1927).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Louis Le Vau ranks 7Before him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809), André Le Nôtre (1613), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Suger (1080), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), and François Mansart (1598). After him are Charles Garnier (1825), Jean Nouvel (1945), Hector Guimard (1867), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Claude Perrault (1613), and Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736).