Antoine Lepautre (Le Paultre)
architect and engraver; b. January 15, 1621; d. 1691.
Antoine was a brother of Jean Lepautre. He built between 1646 and 1648 the church of the abbey of Port Royal, Paris. His chief work is the Hôtel de Beauvais, in the Rue Saint-Antoine, Paris, of which the cour d'honneur and the grand stairway remain in their original condition. Lepautre designed the Hôtel des Gardes at Versailles and built the two wings of the chateau of Saint-Cloud. He was a member of the Académie Royale d'Architecture at its foundation in 1677. In 1652 he published his Œuvres d'Architecture.