Jean-Rodolphe Perronet


Jean-Rodolphe Perronet
Jean-Rodolphe Perronet

Jean-Rodolphe Perronet Born 27 October 1708 Suresnes 27 February 1794 Paris French Work Significant projects Significant advance Pont de la Concorde arch bridges



Jean-Rodolphe Perronet (27 October 1708 – 27 February 1794) was a French architect and structural engineer, known for his many stone arch bridges. His best known work is the Pont de la Concorde (1787).

Life and career
Perronet was born in Suresnes, the son of a Swiss Guardsman. St 17 he entered the architectural practice of Jean Beausire, "first architect" to the city of Paris, as an apprentice. He was put in charge of the design and construction of Paris's grand sewer, embankment works and the maintenance of the banlieue's roads. In 1735, he was named sous-ingénieur (under-engineer) to Alençon and in 1736 entered the Corps des ponts et chaussées. In 1737, he became sous-ingénieur, then engineer to the généralité of Alençon. In 1747, Perronet was named director of the Bureau des dessinateurs du Roi (Royal office of designers), which had also just put Daniel-Charles Trudaine in charge of producing maps and plans for the kingdom. This first École des ponts et chaussées was based in the hôtel Libéral Bruant in Paris. Perronet was given the task of training bridge and road engineers and of overseeing their work in the généralités in which they worked. The Bureau became the Bureau des élèves des ponts et chaussées, then in 1775 was renamed the École des ponts et chaussées. Its organiser, inspiration and teacher, Perronet was a true spiritual father to his students and used a new teaching method which seems very contemporary to modern eyes. During this time he became friends with the Swiss bridge-builder Charles Labelye.

Jean-Rodophe Perronet et sa famille suresnoise (1708-1794)" in Les gardes suisses et leurs familles au XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles en région parisienne.Jean-Rodolphe Perronet 2 He was named premier ingénieur du roi in 1763 and became a member of the associate of the Académie des sciences in 1765. des arts et des métiers. 1786-1791 : Pont Louis XVI. Paris. 1757-1765 : Bridge at Mantes. 1776-1791 : Bridge at Nemours. 81-86. p.. 1997. Paris. Besides his bridges. 344 p. 1774-1785 : Bridge at Sainte-Maxence sur l’Oise. Perronet was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Presses de l’École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He also contributed the article Pompe à feu (fire-engine) to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences. Paris. 1768-1774 : Bridge at Neuilly-sur-Seine. 1758-1764 : Bridge at Trilport. built in 1772 and surviving until 1942. 37 and following. 1766-1769 : Pont Saint-Edne at Nogent. 250 ans de l’École des Ponts en cent portraits. Double portrait known as Architect Jean-Rodolphe Perronet with his Wife by Alexander Roslin (1759) Gothenburg Museum of Art Works • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1750-1760 : Bridge at Orléans. In 1772. "Un destin helvétique. at the foot of the pont de Neuilly (whose first stone version. Sources • (French) Guy Coriono. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1788. [1] The street next to the site of the École des ponts et chaussées (delimiting Paris's VIe and VIIe) is now named after him and a statue of him has been erected on the north east corner of the Île de Puteaux. Guillot. was his work). ill. He died in Paris. Premier inégénieur du Roi et directeur de l’École des ponts et chaussées. 108-116. 24 cm. p. 1775 : Bridge at Biais-Bicheret. Paris. 1770-1771 : Pont Les Fontaines. 1786-1787 : Bridge at Rosoy. Presses de l’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. nos 150-151. later renamed Pont de la Concorde. • (French) Yvon Michel. 2500 km of roads were created or repaired under his direction. between 1747 and 1791. aged 85. April–June 1987. 1765-1786 : Bridge at Château-Thierry. • (French) Claude Vacant. . Jean-Rodolphe Perronet (1708-1794). "Jean-Rodolphe Perronet (1708-1794)" in Monuments Historiques. 1784-1787 : Bridge at Brunoy. p. • (French) M. 2006.

/var/artfla/encyclopedie/ textdata/IMAGE//) • Britannica (http://www. Retrieved 2012-08-02. .fr/cgi-bin/getobject_?a. des arts et des métiers (http://portail. • (French) Biography (EPC) ( exe?dsqIni=Dserve. tcl& dsqDb=Persons& dsqPos=0& dsqSearch=(Surname='perronet')).htm) • (French) Biography (Structurae) (http://fr.structurae.britannica.Jean-Rodolphe Perronet 3 External links [1] "Royal Society Library Archive" (http:/ / royalsociety.cfm?id=d000167) • (French) Jean-Rodolphe Perronet : article Pompe à feu in the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences.atilf.45:6:1. Royal Society.enpc. org/ dserve/ dserve. ini& dsqApp=Archive& .fr/fr/enpc/historique/bio_perronet.

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