Aldrophe, Alfred-Philibert

BORN 7 Feb 1834, Paris - DIED 29 Oct 1895, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 03)

Alfred Philibert attended the École nationale de dessin (National School of Design), where Bellangé was his teacher. He first worked for the Eastern Railroad of France, but was also involved in the Universal Exhibitions of 1855 and 1867 in Paris. He became the architect of the Consistoire de Paris and developed the plans for the Grand Synagogue of Paris in rue de la Victoire. It was constructed between 1867 and 1874. From 1873 to 1883 he worked for Gustave de Rothschild and for him he built the Hôtel de Marigny and the Château des Hayes in Saint-Maxinin.

In 1886 he built the mausoleum for Adolphe Thiers at Père Lachaise. He also built the synagogues of Versailles and enghien-les-Bains. In 1894 he was commissioned by king Leopold II to build a museum for the Palais des Colonies in Tervuren. After his death in 1895 his plans were continued by Ernest Acker.

He was buried at the Montmartre Cemetery. His wife Amélie Worms 1832-1896) was buried in the same grave.

Related persons
• designed grave monument of Thiers, Adolphe


The grave of Alfred Philibert Aldrophe at the Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (31 Oct 2022)


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Published: 09 Apr 2023
Last update: 09 Apr 2023