On this day: Jacques-Germain Soufflot Was Born

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 by

On July 22, 1713, French architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot was born. He is best known for designing a Church originally dedicated to St Genevieve, but which later became the Panthéon, a secular temple where distinguished French citizens are interred. Residents include Victor Hugo and Louis Braille, though equality campaigners regularly point out that only 2 women are interred, amongst dozens of men.