[mahn-sar; English man-sahrt, -sert]
  1. Jules Har·douin [zhyl ar-dwan] /ʒül arˈdwɛ̃/, Jules Hardouin, 1646–1708, French architect: chief architectural director for Louis XIV.
  2. his granduncle(Ni·co·las) Fran·çois [nee-kaw-lah frahn-swa] /ni kɔˈlɑ frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1598–1666, French architect.
Also Man·sard [mahn-sar; English man-sahrd, ‐serd] /mɑ̃ˈsar; English ˈmæn sɑrd, ‐sərd/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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