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About André Le Nôtre
The gardens of Versailles in France are masterpieces that mesmerize tourists today. These works and more are due to French landscape architect and principal designer Andre Le Notre.
A Family of Gardeners
Andre Le Notre spent his whole life in the gardening world. Coming from a generation of gardening architects, his grandfather Pierre Le Notre superintended the gardens of Palais des Tuileries in 1572. His father, Jean Le Notre, was also involved in overseeing the Tuileries gardens. Due to this, Le Notre immediately developed a passion for gardening and quickly enrolled in the Academy of Arts, where he studied painting, architecture, and mathematics.
Le Notre began his professional career in 1635 when he became the principal for Gaston, Duc d'Oleans. He was later appointed to take his father's position in 1637 as the head gardener at Tuileries.
The year 1657 saw his collaboration with fellow architect Louis Le Vau to create the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, north-central France.
In 1661, he was commissioned by French monarch Louis XIV to facelift the famous gardens and parks of the Château de Versailles.
Other works made by the French architect and gardener include the Greenwich Park in London and the redo of the Hotel de Saint-Aignan in Paris in 1691. He was also part of the remodeling works of the gardens of Venaria Reale located in present day Metropolitan City of Turin.
Le Notre married Francoise Langlois in 1640, and they had 5 children. He died in 1700, aged 87. He outlived all his children as none of the children survived to adulthood.
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F.A.Q. about André Le Nôtre
When is his birthday?
André Le Nôtre's birthday is on March 12, 1613.
In how many days is his birthday?
André's birthday is in 38 days
How old was André when he died?
He was 87 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 15, 1700.
How old would he be today?
André Le Nôtre would be 409 years old if he was alive today.
Where was André from?
He was born in Paris, France.