Jean-Baptiste Veyren

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Jean-Baptiste Veyren
Jean-Baptiste Veyren

25 December 1707
Died9 April 1788 (1788-04-10) (aged 80)
Corbie, Somme, Picardy, France
OccupationLocksmith, ironworker
Spouse(s)Marie-Jeanne Papillon
Marie-Louise Euvremer-Duval
Parent(s)Jacques Veyrenc
Anne Amblard

Jean-Baptiste Veyren (a.k.a. Jean Veyren) (1707-1788) was a French locksmith and ironworker.

Early life[edit]

Jean-Baptiste Veyren was born on 25 December 1707 in Villeneuve-de-Berg, in the Ardèche, rural Southern France. His father, Jacques Veyrenc, was a master locksmith. His mother was the former Anne Amblard.

Chancel rail inside the Amiens Cathedral, designed by Veyren.


He designed ironworks for the Valloires Abbey in Argoules, Somme.[1] He also designed the chancel rail inside the Amiens Cathedral.

He designed an ironwork gate for the Château d'Heilly, which was moved to the Château de Bertangles in 1840.[2] He also designed the gate of the Château d'Hénencourt.

Personal life[edit]

He married Marie-Jeanne Papillon on 8 January 1737 in Fouilloy. She died in 1745. He was married secondly to Marie-Louise Euvremer-Duval on 3 October 1747.


He died on 9 April 1788.


  1. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Les 100 plus belles églises de France 2011 - 2012, Paris: Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 203 [1]
  2. ^ Base Mérimée: Château de Bertangles, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)