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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 69,798 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Pierre Lescot is the 101st most popular architect (up from 115th in 2019), the 1,129th most popular biography from France (up from 1,218th in 2019) and the 15th 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 101 out of 424Before him are Frei Otto, Luis Barragán, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Giuliano da Sangallo, and Claude Perrault. After him are Pier Luigi Nervi, Auguste Perret, Eileen Gray, César Pelli, Étienne-Louis Boullée, and Lúcio Costa.

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Among people born in 1515, Pierre Lescot ranks 9Before him are Anne of Cleves, Philip Neri, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Injong of Joseon, Mary of Guise, and Piali Pasha. After him are Petrus Ramus, Felix of Cantalice, Sebastian Castellio, Cipriano de Rore, Johann Weyer, and Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł. 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 Piali Pasha. After him are Sebastiano Venier, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Giulio Clovio, and Giovanni Battista Moroni.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Lescot ranks 1,129 out of 6,011Before him are Marine Le Pen (1968), Bernard Tapie (1943), Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), Aimery of Cyprus (1172), Odile of Alsace (662), and Theudebert II (585). After him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), Fromental Halévy (1799), Capucine (1928), André Frédéric Cournand (1895), Yves Tanguy (1900), and Victor, Prince Napoléon (1862).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Pierre Lescot ranks 15Before him are Charles Garnier (1825), Hector Guimard (1867), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), and Claude Perrault (1613). After him are Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728), Lúcio Costa (1902), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713), Paul Abadie (1812), and Philibert de l'Orme (1514).