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Pierre Charles L'Enfant

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles (1754–1825), French-American engineer and architect who fought in the Revolutionary War and was commissioned (1791) to plan Washington, D.C. Because of opposition his plans were shelved, but in 1901 they became the basis for the development of the capital. L'Enfant also designed Federal Hall in New York City.

See also: Architecture.

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