L’Enfant’s Tomb on Flickr.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Pierre Charles L’Enfant was born in France, trained as a painter in the Royal Academy in the Louvre, and served in King Louis XV’s court. At 23 in 1777 he was recruited to join the American Revolution. He later served with General Washington, including the brutal winter in Valley Forge.
He’s best known however for laying out the city of Washington DC.
He died in 1825, but it was not until 1909 that he was reinterred atop the hill before Arlington House, overlooking the city he helped design.
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