Pierre Charles L'ENFANT

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Architect & Designer

AmericanBorn Pierre Charles LENFANT

French-born American architect and civil engineer best known for designing the layout of the streets of Washington, D.C.

Born on August 02, 1754 in Paris, France , France

Died on June 14, 1825 in Chillum, Maryland, USA

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L'Enfant was born at Anet, Eure et Loir, the third child and second son of Marie Charlotte L'Enfant (aged 25 and the daughter of a minor marine official at court) and Pierre L'Enfant (1704–1787), a painter with a good reputation in the service of King Louis XV. In 1758, his brother Pierre Joseph died at the age of six, leaving him the eldest son. He studied at the Royal Academy in the Louvre before enrolling to fight in the American Revolution. He also studied under his father at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.

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