BORN 31 May 1806, Avensac, Gers - DIED 4 Sep 1862, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Danjoy, Jean-Charles-Léon
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)
Jean-Charles Danjoy entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1827. He studied there under Jean-Nicolas Huyot. He made a living by selling his architectural drawings and lithographs until in 1840 he was hired by the French Historic Monuments to restore the Château de Falaise. Other restoration projects followed.
In a competition to design a tomb for Napoleon I he won the gold prize in 1842. In 1843 he also contested for the restoration of the Notre Dame but Lassus and Viollet-le-Duc won. In 1845 he designed the tomb of the princess Demidoff at Père Lachaise. In 1847 he was involved in the restoration of the Cathedral in Bordeaux and in 1848 he worked at the Cathedral in Metz. He designed the Château Pastré in Marseille for the merchant Eugène Pastré. He died in 1862 in Paris.
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