Jacques-Germain Soufflot

Jacques- Germain Soufflot ( born July 22, 1713 Irancy at Auxerre; † August 29, 1780 in Paris; Soufflet sometimes written ) was a French architect.


Soufflot studied in Rome, then in Lyon built the hospital and went in 1750 for the second time to Italy. After his return he began his major work, the Church of Ste -Geneviève de Paris (now the Panthéon ), part of the dome of the most famous in the world. He also built the sacristy and the treasury of Notre Dame in Paris.

Soufflot died five weeks after his 67th birthday on August 29, 1780 in Paris and found his last Ruherstätte. His body was transferred to the Panthéon in 1829.


Soufflot lecture on the architecture of the Gothic period of 1741 ushered in the rehabilitation of medieval architecture in France and a little later also in Germany.

Some students

  • Maximilien Brébion
  • Jean -Baptiste Rondelet
  • Jean -Antoine Morand
  • Barthelemy Jeanson
  • Melchior Munet

Work (selection)