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Gabriel, Ange-Jacques

Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698 – 1782)

Ange-Jacques Gabriel, born 1698 in Paris to a Parisian family of architects, was trained by his father, Jacques Gabriel V, and by the royal architect Robert de Cotte, whom he assisted in the creation of the Place Royale at Bordeaux. He became a member of the Academie Royal de l'Architecture in 1728 and he became the principal assistant to his father as premier architecte at Versaille in 1735. He succeeded his father as premier architecte of France in 1742, a role that he retained for most of the reign of Louis XV. Gabriel died in Paris in 1782.


Important Buildings:


Extension and transformations at the Château de Choisy
Château de Compiègne
The Pavillon du Butard, at La Celle-Saint-Cloud.
Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, (as Place Royale)
Extension of the Château de Menars (Loir-et-Cher), for Madame de Pompadour
Petit Trianon, at Versailles
L'École Militaire on the Champ de Mars, Paris
L'Opéra at the Château de Versailles
Place de la Concorde (as Place Louis XV)
Hôtel de la Marine, Place de la Concorde
Hôtel de Crillon, Place de la Concourde