Visconti, Ludovico Tullio Gioacchino

ARCHITECT (ITALY)
BORN 11 Feb 1791, Roma - DIED 29 Oct 1853, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04)

Son of the archeologist Ennio Quirino Visconti, who fled from Rome with his son in 1798. Ludovico became a French citizen in 1799 and studied architecture under Charles Pencier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1822 he received a commission to build the Ministry of Finance and in 1825 he was appointed architect of the Bibliothèque Nationale. Here he restored the public reading room.

Allthough he was best known for his buildings he also designed several fountains in Paris and created the tomb of Napoleon I at the Dôme des Invalides. His last great work was the planning of a new Louvre. These plans were executed after his death by Lefuel.

Related persons
• designed grave monument of Napoleon I Bonaparte

Sources
• Claude Augé (ed.), Larousse Universel en 2 volumes, Librarie Larousse, 1922
• Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978
Britannica.com
Louis Visconti – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Ludovico Visconti at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2001)

 


Visetti, Alberto Antonio

Published: 24 May 2009
Last update: 18 Oct 2014