François d' Orbay
architect; b. 1634; d. 1697.
Son-in-law and pupil of Levau. He worked under the direction of the latter upon the Collège Mazarin, now the Palais de 1'Institut, and later upon the Louvre. He built other important buildings in Paris, and designed the Porte Peyrou at Montpellier (Hérault), a memorial arch, built 1690-1710, in honour of Louis XIV, and especially of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

Palace of Versailles




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