Édouard Deperthes

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Édouard Deperthes
Bern Peter und Paul.jpg
Catholic church in Berne
Born 31 July 1833
Houdilcourt, Ardennes
Died 23 July 1898
Nationality France
Occupation Architect
Awards Legion d'honneur
Projects Renovation of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Pierre Joseph Édouard Deperthes (Édouard Deperthes) (31 July 1833–23 July 1898) was a French architect.

Early life[edit]

Deperthes was born in Houdilcourt, a commune in the Ardennes in July 1833. He was the son of two farmers.


Around the time he was 18, Deperthes travelled to Reims to study architecture, and excelled under his teacher, known only as Mssr. Brunette, at that time the chief architect in Reims.

Early career[edit]

He started his first project in 1855, at the age of 22 - working on the design of Lille Cathedral (French: Notre Dame de la Treille) in Lille. He co-operated with two architects known only by their surnames, Leblan and Reimbeau. He then aided in the reconstruction of Saint-Ambrose church in Paris in the same year.


He died in 1898 of unknown causes, aged 64, in Reims. He left two sons. He was buried in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris on 27 July 1898.






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