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Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814–1879)

Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène Emmanuel (vē-ō-lā’lė-dük). A French architect and historian of art; born at Paris, Jan. 27, 1814; died on Sept. 17, 1879. He made special and profound study of mediæval architecture in Italy and Southern France; and became professor in the École des Beaux Arts, 1863. His great work is ‘Dictionary of French Architecture from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Century’ (10 vols., 1854–69). His other chief works are: ‘Essay on the Military Architecture of the Middle Ages’ (1854); ‘Dictionary of French House Furniture from the Carlovingian Epoch to the Renaissance’ (6 vols., 1854–75); ‘Discourses on Architecture’ (2 vols., 1858–72); ‘Chapels of Notre Dame de Paris’ (1867–69); ‘Memoir on the Defense of Paris’ (1872); ‘History of a House,’ ‘History of a Fortress,’ ‘History of Human Dwelling-Places,’ ‘History of a City Mansion and of a Cathedral’ (4 vols., 1873–78).