Biographies Russian Architects 19th Century Joseph-Jean Charlemágne (Charlemágne-Baudet)

Joseph-Jean Charlemágne (Charlemágne-Baudet)

Born: 1782, St Petersburg
Died: 1861, St Petersburg

Joseph-Jean Charlemágne was born in St Petersburg in 1782. He was the son of a French émigré sculptor and the head of a large family of architects and artists. After studying under Charles Cameron at the Imperial Academy of Arts, he worked for Luigi Rusca. He designed buildings in the Neoclassical style, creating everything from churches and palaces to prisons and guardhouses. In the 1830s and 1840s, he was the principal architect at Peterhof. Charlemágne died in St Petersburg in 1861.

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