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[mahn-sar; English man-sahrt, -sert] /mɑ̃ˈsar; English ˈmæn sɑrt, -sərt/
Jules Hardouin
[zhyl ar-dwan] /ʒül arˈdwɛ̃/ (Show IPA),
(Jules Hardouin) 1646–1708, French architect: chief architectural director for Louis XIV.
his granduncle, (Nicolas) François
[nee-kaw-lah frahn-swa] /ni kɔˈlɑ frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1598–1666, French architect.
Also, Mansard
[mahn-sar; English man-sahrd, ‐serd] /mɑ̃ˈsar; English ˈmæn sɑrd, ‐sərd/ (Show IPA)
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Examples from the Web for Mansart
Historical Examples
  • In the mansarde roof we have the name of Mansart, the architect who introduced it.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
  • Mansart, once installed at Chantilly, did not leave it for many years.

    Chantilly in History and Art Louise M. Richter
  • These ruins are the remains of the Chteau d'Issy, the work of Mansart.

  • Mansart designed it for noble stock, and the populace will get their children in it!

    An Historical Mystery Honore de Balzac
  • This was the preparatory period of the coming into being of the works of Le Notre and Mansart.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

    Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • Mansart designed the architectural attributes of the lower cascade and scores considerably over his colleague.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

    Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • The printed books were sold at the Hague in 1722, along with those of Mansart, the famous architect.

    French Book-plates Walter Hamilton
  • In September of that year, at the suggestion of Mansart, the first was held in the Louvre.

  • The orangery is a beautiful specimen of tuscan architecture, designed by le Maitre, and finished by Mansart.

  • The former vch is to-day the Htel de Ville, but was built by Mansart in 1666, and has a fine escalier in sculptured stone.

British Dictionary definitions for Mansart


/French mɑ̃sar/
François (frɑ̃swa). 1598–1666, French architect, who established the classical style in French architecture
his great-nephew, Jules Hardouin (ʒyl ardwɛ̃). 1646–1708, French architect and town planner, who completed the Palace of Versailles
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