Charles Girault
Charles-Louis Girault was a French
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Born in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
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, he studied with Honoré Daumet
Honoré Daumet
Pierre Jérôme Honoré Daumet was a French architect.Daumet was the winner of the Prix de Rome in 1855, and in 1861 conducted a treasure-hunting expedition to Macedonia at the request of Napoleon III, accompanying the archaeologist Léon Heuzey...

 at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
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 in Paris
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. He received the first Prix de Rome
Prix de Rome
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, awarded him in 1880 on the basis of a design for a hospital
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 for sick children along the Mediterranean Sea
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. Consequently, he became a member of the French Academy in Rome
French Academy in Rome
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, staying there from 1881 until 1884.

He supervised the work of three other architects at the 1897-1900 Grand Palais
Grand Palais
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, and worked at the Petit Palais
Petit Palais
The Petit Palais is a museum in Paris, France. Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 to Charles Girault's designs, it now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts ....

 from 1896 until 1900. He was elected to membership in the Académie des Beaux-Arts
Académie des beaux-arts
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 in 1902. In 1905 he was chosen by Leopold II of Belgium
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 to design the Arcades du Cinquantenaire
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 in Brussels
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; also for Brussels, he designed the Royal Museum for Central Africa
Royal Museum for Central Africa
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, begun in 1904 and finished in 1910.

Girault died in Paris in 1932.
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