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Boyceau (de la Barauderie), Jacqueslocked

(b Saint-Jean-d’Angely, Charente-Maritime, c. 1562; d Paris, c. 1634).
  • F. Hamilton Hazlehurst

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French garden designer and theorist. Of Huguenot origin, he seems early to have enjoyed the favour of Henry of Navarre, later Henry IV. A respected member of the royal entourage, Boyceau was appointed Surintendant des Jardins du Roi in the succeeding reign of Louis XIII. Consequently, he was in a position to exert substantial influence in determining the nature of ...

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