Michel Villedo

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Michel Villedo (1598–1667) was a French stonemason from Creuse, who became advisor and architect of royal buildings for Louis XIV of France.

Biography[edit]

Villedo was born in 1598 in Pionnat, in the Creuse department in the Limousin area in central France. He began his career as a stonemason in the reign of Henry IV of France,[a] and finished his careerer as advisor and architect of royal buildings for Louis XIV. He died in Paris on 9 December 1667.[1][2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ During the 17th 18th and 19th centuries stonemasons from Creuse were well regarded in France and were in high demand see fr:Maçons de la Creuse.

References[edit]

  • Fournier, Édouard (1860), Énigmes des rues de Paris (in French), Paris: E. Dentu, pp. 179–180 
  • Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn staff (2012), Michel Villedo, International Database and Gallery of Structures, retrieved January 2012  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)