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Jacques II Androuët du Cerceau (c. 1550/1560 - 1614)
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Architect

Jacques II Androuët du Cerceau was present on construction sites launched by Henri IV towards the end of the 16th century. He is especially known as the architect of the Reformed church in Charenton near Paris.


He was an architect well-involved in royal circles

Jacques II, the son of Jacques I Androuët du Cerceau, was born in Orléans or in Paris between 1550 and 1560. In 1581 he was appointed « valet de chambre et architecte de monseigneur frère du roi » (manservant and architect to his lordship the king's brother). 

In 1595 Jacques II and Louis Métezeau were together appointed as architects for Henri IV's constructions at the Louvre palace.

Towards the end of the 16th century, Jacques II worked on the castles of Véretz and Montceaux-les-Meaux (Seine et Marne, east of Paris).

Go to top The Reformed church in Charenton

However Jacques II is especially known as the architect of the Charenton Reformed church, built for the Parisian reformed community in 1607.

In 1609 he was mentioned as the architect for the work on the hotel de Soissons, owned by Charles de Bourbon.

In 1602 Jacques II Androuët du Cerceau married to Marie Malapert. He died in Paris in 1614. and was buried in the Protestant cemetery in Saint-Germain, near Paris.

Bibliography
Books
COOPE, Rosalys, Salomon de Brosse and the Development of the Classical Style in French Architecture, A. Zwemmer, London, 1972
THOMSON, David (présenté par), Les Plus Excellents Bastiments de France par J.A. Du Cerceau, Sand et Conti, Paris, 1988
Revues
Bulletin de la SHPF
Number 114, 1968
CIPRUT, Edouard-Jacques, Le premier grand temple de Charenton, son architecte, les dates de sa construction
Études théologiques et Religieuses
Tome 75, 2000
GUICHARNAUD, Hélène, Approche de l'architecture des Temples protestants construits en France avant la Révocation
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