Robert de Cotte

1656 - 1735

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Robert de Cotte (1656 – 15 July 1735) was a French architect-administrator, under whose design control of the royal buildings of France from 1699, the earliest notes presaging the Rococo style were introduced. First a pupil of Jules Hardouin-Mansart, he later became his brother-in-law and his collaborator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert de Cotte has received more than 31,878 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Robert de Cotte is the 199th most popular architect (up from 200th in 2019), the 2,147th most popular biography from France (down from 2,003rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular French Architect.

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Among architects, Robert de Cotte ranks 199 out of 424Before him are Roberto Burle Marx, Pierre Jeanneret, Paul Andreu, Carlo Rainaldi, Aristobulus of Cassandreia, and Quatremère de Quincy. After him are Giovanni Giocondo, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Callimachus, Eero Aarnio, Hassan Fathy, and Yan Liben.

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Among people born in 1656, Robert de Cotte ranks 8Before him are Marin Marais, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Nicolas de Largillière. After him are Guillaume Dubois, Kateri Tekakwitha, Ferdinand de Marsin, Guru Har Krishan, and François Le Fort. Among people deceased in 1735, Robert de Cotte ranks 8Before him are Francis II Rákóczi, Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Maria Clementina Sobieska, Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, and Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. After him are Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, Carlo Ruzzini, Johann Krieger, Petr Brandl, Peter Artedi, and Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert de Cotte ranks 2,147 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Baptiste Boussingault (1801), Hincmar (806), Pierre Messmer (1916), Paul Frère (1917), Pierre-Jules Hetzel (1814), and Jean Chacornac (1823). After him are Catherine of Burgundy (1378), Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (1960), Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761), Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686), Maurice Couve de Murville (1907), and Guillaume Amontons (1663).

Among ARCHITECTS In France

Among architects born in France, Robert de Cotte ranks 30Before him are Jean Chalgrin (1739), Henri Labrouste (1801), François Blondel (1618), Jean Prouvé (1901), Paul Andreu (1938), and Quatremère de Quincy (1755). After him are Charles Percier (1764), Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762), Jacques Lemercier (1585), Matthias of Arras (1290), Édouard André (1840), and Salomon de Brosse (1571).