Francois Mansart


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Noun1.Francois Mansart - French architect who introduced the mansard roof (1598-1666)Francois Mansart - French architect who introduced the mansard roof (1598-1666)
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While chatting with foreign architecture students at the Louvre, Mendoza kept dropping names of classic French architects such as Francois Mansart who introduced Baroque architecture, and 19thcentury urban planner GeorgesEugAAa[euro]sA"ne Haussmann.
Famous for the Chateau de Maisons-Laffitte, built by architect Francois Mansart in the 17th century, it has a horse-racing track as well-known in France as Newmarket is here.
In the 17th century a French architect named Francois Mansart invented the roof that bears his name.

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