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.


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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  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.


  • 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)