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Viollet-le-Duc's birthday honoured with Google Doodle

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Google celebrated the 200th anniversary of Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc’s birthday today (27 Janaury) with a gothic revival adaptation of their logo

The French architect, who famously restored Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, is the latest historical figure to be immortalised with a Google Doodle.

He joins architectural heavyweights that include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van Der Rohe, Kenzo Tange and Antoni Gaudí to be honored by the internet giant.

See a full archive of doodles.

Mies van der Rohe


Mies van der Rohe’s 126th Birthday (Mar 27, 2012)

Kenzo Tange


Kenzo Tange’s 100th Birthday (Sep 4, 2013)

Walter Gropius


125th Birthday of Walter Gropius (May 17, 2008)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh


Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 150th Birthday (Jun 7, 2008)

Antoni Gaudí


Antoni Gaudí’s 161st Birthday (Jun 25, 2013)

Sir George Gilbert Scott


Sir George Gilbert Scott’s 200th Birthday (Jul 13, 2011)

Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright’s 138th Birthday (Jun 8, 2005)

Jan Kaplický


Jan Kaplický’s 75th Birthday (Apr 18, 2012)

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