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 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart

Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 6 Jun 1813 (aged 74)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 11, #2
Memorial ID 7751 · View Source
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Architect. His austere style, combining classical Greek and Roman elements, had a significant influence on late 18th and early 19th Century French architecture. Brongniart was born in Paris and studied at the Lycee Condorcet. He was much in demand for public buildings (hotels, churches) and private residences, and after 1782 oversaw new construction at the Ecole Militaire. Brongniart is probably best remembered as the designer of Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, commissioned by Napoleon and opened in 1804. With its elegantly planned garden areas and tree-lined roads, it was an important forerunner of the "memorial park" concept. He did not live to see the completion of his most grandiose design, the temple-like Paris Bourse, or Stock Exchange (1825). It was named the Palais Brongniart in his honor and, like Pere Lachaise, is still in use. He was the father of noted scientist Alexandre Brongniart.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart (15 Feb 1739–6 Jun 1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7751, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .