Auguste Henri Victor Grandjean de Montigny
architect; b. July 15, 1776; d. 1850, at Rio de Janeiro.
A pupil of Delannoy and Percier at the École des Beaux Arts. In 1799 he won the Premier Grand Prix d'Architecture, with Gasse. About 1814 he went to Brazil and erected at Rio de Janeiro the Palace of the Fine Arts, the Exchange, and other important buildings. Grandjean de Montigny published Recueil des plus beaux Tombeaux executés en Italie pendant les XV et XVI siècles (Paris, 1813, folio), and Architecture de la Toscane, in association with Auguste Famin (Paris, 1815, folio).