Hittorff, Jacques Ignace

BORN 20 Aug 1792, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 25 Mar 1867, Paris: 40, rue Lamartine
BIRTH NAME Hittorf, Jakob Ignaz
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 04, ligne 01, numéro 08)

Jacques Hittorff worked as an apprentice to a mason in Cologne before he went to Paris in 1810. There he studied at the Académie des beaux-arts. His teacher François-Joseph Bélanger employed him and in 1818 he succeeded Bélanger as government architect. He married a daughter of the architect Jean-Baptiste Lepère. From 1819 to 1830 he collaborated with Jean-François-Joseph Lecointe. After travelling in Germany, England and Italy he published "Architecture antique de la Sicile" (1826).

Between 1830 and 1844 he constructed the church of St Vincent de Paul together with with his father-in-law. In 1834 he developed the Place de La Concorde including the obelisk from Luxor. He also designed many cafés and restaurants on the Champs-Élysées, surrounding the Arc de Triomphe. He designed the Gare du Nord that was built between 1861 and 1864. He died in 1867 in Paris.

Related persons
• cooperated with Lepère, Jean-Baptiste
• is son-in-law/daughter-in-law of Lepère, Jean-Baptiste


The grave of Jacques Ignace Hittorf at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


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Published: 13 Oct 2019
Last update: 22 Oct 2022