Ange-Jacques Gabriel (October 23, 1698 – January 4, 1782) was the most prominent French architect of his generation. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. Year 1782 ( MDCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction
Born to a Parisian family of architects and initially trained by the royal architect Robert de Cotte and his father (who died in 1742), whom he assisted in the creation of the Place Royale (now Place de la Bourse) at Bordeaux (completed in 1735), the younger Gabriel was made a member of the Académie royale d'architecture in 1728. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Robert de Cotte (1656 &ndash 15 July 1735) was a French Architect -administrator under whose design control of the royal buildings of France Year 1742 ( MDCCXLII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a ( Gascon: Bordèu) is a port city in southwest France, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area at a 2008 estimate Year 1735 ( MDCCXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The Académie royale d'architecture (Royal Academy of Architecture was a French learned society founded on December 30, 1671 by Louis XIV, king of France Year 1728 ( MDCCXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a He was the principal assistant to his father as Premier Architecte at Versailles from 1735 and succeeded him in the position in 1742, essentially making him the premier architect of France, a role he retained for most of the reign of Louis XV. The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal Château in Versailles, in France 's Île-de-France region Year 1735 ( MDCCXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1742 ( MDCCXLII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Louis XV (15 February 1710 &ndash 10 May 1774 ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death in 1774
Gabriel's symmetrical palace-like façades for the hôtels particuliers that enclose the north side of the Place Louis XV (Place de la Concorde), Paris, were begun in 1754 and completed in 1763. The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal Château in Versailles, in France 's Île-de-France region The Place de la Concorde is one of the major squares in Paris, France. That on the right housed the storerooms for the royal furnishings (mobilier de la couronne), with luxurious apartments for the intendant; it has housed the naval ministry since the court returned from Versailles in 1789.
Gabriel's sober rationality in planning and detail promoted the transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism. Rococo is a style of 18th century French art and Interior design. Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and For forty years, Gabriel supplied all designs not only for exterior construction (the
"Gabriel Wing" at Versailles was named for him in modern times) and also for the constant remodelling of interiors at Versailles. His Petit Trianon at Versailles (illustration, right) is one of the gems of French Classicism.
Gabriel died in Paris in 1782.