Pierre Lescot

1515 - 1578

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Pierre Lescot (c. 1515 – 10 September 1578) was a French architect active during the French Renaissance. His most notable works include the Fontaine des Innocents and the Lescot wing of the Louvre in Paris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Lescot has received more than 58,470 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Pierre Lescot is the 115th most popular architect (up from 127th in 2019), the 1,221st most popular biography from France (up from 1,346th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Architect.

Pierre Lescot was a French architect who is most famous for designing the Louvre, which was built in 1546.

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Among architects, Pierre Lescot ranks 115 out of 424Before him are Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Hans Hollein, Peter Parler, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Gunnar Asplund, and Camillo Sitte. After him are Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Ebenezer Howard, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Vittorio Gregotti, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, and Charles Eames.

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Among people born in 1515, Pierre Lescot ranks 8Before him are Şehzade Mustafa, Philip Neri, Anne of Cleves, Mary of Guise, Lucas Cranach the Younger, and Injong of Joseon. After him are Petrus Ramus, Cipriano de Rore, Piali Pasha, Sebastian Castellio, Johann Weyer, and Frederick III, Elector Palatine. Among people deceased in 1578, Pierre Lescot ranks 8Before him are John of Austria, Sebastian of Portugal, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Uesugi Kenshin, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, and Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. After him are Sebastiano Venier, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Piali Pasha, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Giulio Clovio, and Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Lescot ranks 1,221 out of 5,234Before him are Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (1609), Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), Charles-Michel de l'Épée (1712), Étienne-Louis Malus (1775), B. H. Liddell Hart (1895), and Leonard of Noblac (496). After him are Yves Tanguy (1900), François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818), Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Pierre Bergé (1930), Fromental Halévy (1799), and Thibaud Gaudin (1229).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Pierre Lescot ranks 17Before him are Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Claude Perrault (1613), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728), Lúcio Costa (1902), and Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698). After him are Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713), Philibert de l'Orme (1514), Tony Garnier (1869), Charlotte Perriand (1903), Paul Abadie (1812), and Jacques-François Blondel (1705).