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landscape gardener, engineer, cartographer, print artist, author
he published many books regarding perspective, garden design, geometry etc. (Saur 1997)
Nationality/school
French
Born
Dieppe (France) 1576
c. 1576 in the region of Dieppe (Saur 1997)
Deceased
Paris 1626/1626-02-28
before 28 February 1626 (Saur 1997)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
probably older brother of Isaac de Caus; married on 10 April1606 in Brussels to Esther Picart (Saur 1997)
Biographical information
Active in
  • Florence
    His Italian sojourn is not cetain (Saur 1997)
  • Brussel 1605
    In 1605 he was nominated ingeneer of Archduke Albrecht of Habsburg (made waterworks for the Royal residences) (Saur 1997)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1610 - 1612
    In 1610 he went over in the service of Henry, prince of Wales, who he taught the rules of perspective; worked in the gardens in Richmond, Greenwich, London (Somerset House and Hatfield House); also the south façade of Wilton House in Wiltshire, with Isaac de Cause. After the untimely death of the prince, he went over to Heidelberg, in the service of the Elector Frederic V and his wife Elisabeth Stuart. (Saur 1997)
  • Heidelberg 1612 - 1619
    worked especially on the waterworks in the palace garden; during his time in Heidelberg he also made designs for others, like the duke in Stuttgart (1614), duke Johann II. von Zweibrücken and duke Christian von Anhalt-Bernburg; in 1619 his work in Heidelberg came to an abrupt end due to the outbreak of the 30-years war (his works were published in 1620 in Frankfurt a/M with illustrations by Theodor de Bry) (Saur 1997)
  • Parijs 1620 - 1626
    nominated royal architect: his main work was a design for street cleaning in Paris, but no works in his field of expertise in garden design. Probably on his own initiative, he made (city) maps (Paris and c. 1624 a map of Italy)
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