Claude

Chastillon

Artistic period 1551 to 1600

Nationality

French

Birth

ca. 1560 (Châlons-sur-Marne)

Death

1616 (Paris)

Biography

Claude Chastillon (* 1559 or 1560 in Châlons-en-Champagne, France; † 27 April 1616 in Paris) was an important French architect, topographer and engraver.

Chastillon became topographer in 1592 in the service of the French King Henry IV. His most important projects as an architect were the Hôpital Saint-Louis, built between 1607 and 1611, and the Place des Vosges in Paris, the construction of which began in 1603 and ended in 1612.