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Pierre Charles L'Enfant

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant

Profession: Washington D.C. Architect

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Architect and civil engineer, best known for designing the layout of the streets of Washington, D.C., the L'Enfant Plan.

Born: August 2, 1754
Birthplace: Anet, France
Star Sign: Leo

Died: June 14, 1825 (aged 70)

Events in the Life of Pierre Charles L'Enfant

  • 1783-05-02 Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty
  • 1789-03-11 Benjamin Banneker and Pierre Charles L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, D.C.

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