Paul Saintenoy

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Paul Saintenoy (19 June 1862 – 18 July 1952) was a Belgian architect, teacher, architectural historian, and writer.

Born in Ixelles, in the Brussels-Capital Region, he was the son of an architect. He began studying architecture in Antwerp in 1881 then returned home to complete his training in Brussels. With an interest in archaeology, for a time he served as the general secretary of the "Royal Society of Archaeology" in Brussels. In 1910 he embarked upon a teaching career at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

At the end of World War I, Saintenoy was appointed a member of the "Royal Commission of Monuments and Sites" where he played an important role in the reconstruction of Belgium following the devastation of the war.

Paul Saintenoy died in 1952 and was interred in the Ixelles Cemetery, in the southern part of Brussels.

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