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ID: 500015830
 
Record Type: Person
Blondel, François (French architect and military engineer, 1628-1686)

Note: Appointed ingénieur du roi (1663 or 1664); appointed director of the newly formed Académie Royale d'Architecture in 1671. In 1671, Blondel was in charge of the erection of the new Porte Saint-Denis, which is considered to be his masterwork, along with the restoration of the Porte Saint-Antoine and the Porte Saint-Bernard. "... it was not through his architectural works but almost exclusively through his work as a teacher and director of the Academy that Blondel was able to exert considerable influence on the development of French classical architecture." French architect.

Names:
Blondel, François (preferred,V,index)
François Blondel (V,display)
Blondel, François, the elder (V)
Blondel the Elder, Francois (V)
Blondel, François, I (V)
Blondel, Nicolas François (V)
Blondel, Nicolas-François (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architect
diplomat
mathematician
military engineer
teacher
engineer
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Ribemont (Picardy, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Bullet, Pierre  
..................  (French architect, city planner, and author, 1639-1716) [500003498]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Blondel, François (I)

Biographies:
(French architect and military engineer, 1628-1686) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French artist, 1617-1686) ..... [WCP]
(French architect, 1618-1686) ..... [BHA]
(French architect, military engineer, teacher, diplomat and mathematician; born Ribemont (Aisne, France), 1618; died Paris (France), 1686) ..... [CCA]
(French architect, 1618-1686) ..... [AVERY]
(French artist, 1617-1686) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(French architect, 1618-1686) ..... [AVERY]
(French engineer, 1628-1686) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Blondel, François ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Blondel, François, I ........ [VP]
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Blondel, François, the elder ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
......................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Blondel, Nicolas François ........ [AVERY, BHA]
...................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...................................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Blondel, Nicolas-François ........ [CCA, Grove Art]
.....................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.....................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Blondel the Elder, Francois ........ [VP, WCP Preferred]
.....................................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
François Blondel ........ [CCA, Grove Art, VP]
..................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Grove Art, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bellier and Auvray, Dictionnaire général des artistes (1979)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Delaire, et al, Architectes élèves, 1819-1884 (1895) 76
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Hautecoeur, Histoire de l'Architecture Classique en France (1957) VII, 526
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... CCA Authority File (1980-)
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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