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date: 26 February 2021

L’Enfant, Pierre Charleslocked

(02 August 1754–14 June 1825)
  • Pamela Scott


L’Enfant, Pierre Charles (02 August 1754–14 June 1825), engineer and architect, was born in Paris, France, the son of Pierre L’Enfant, painter of military subjects for the French Crown, and Marie-Charlotte Leullier. In 1771 he was listed as his father’s student at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, the only known record of his education. L’Enfant arrived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in April 1777 aboard the ...

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