Emmanuel Héré de Corny
architect; b. October 12, 1705; d. February 2, 1763.
Supposed to have received his training from Germain Boffrand, and was made architect in ordinary to Stanislas I, King of Poland, and Duke of Lorraine. At Lunéville (Meurthe-et-Moselle), France, then a city belonging to the duke, he built the towers and the tribune of the organs of the church of S. Remy, the Hôtel des Cannes, and many other important buildings. At Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), France, then the capital of Duke Stanislas, he built the church of Bon Secours, the convent of the Minimes, and the important constructions of the Place Royale (now Place Stanislas), commenced in 1751, which include the Hôtel de Ville, the episcopal palace, the Hôtel Alliot, the theatre, the Collège Royale, de Médecine, the Hôtel Jacquet, and the Arc de Triomphe. Héré de Corny published Recueil des plans et élévations des châteaux, jardins, et dépendances que le roi de Pologne occupe en Lorraine, Paris, 1753, folio; Plans et Elévations des bâtiments de la place Royale de Nancy, etc.; Recueil des fondations et établissements faits par le roi de Pologne, Lunéville, 1762.
Michel Slodtz (Michel-Ange)
sculptor; b. 1705; d. 1764.
He was a son of Sébastien Slodtz, sculptor, and was of Flemish origin. He studied long in Rome. There is a statue of S. Bruno by him at S. Peter's, and a monument to the Marquis Capponi in the church of S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini (Rome). Returning to France, he made the two monuments of the cardinals of Auvergne, at Vienne (Isère). In 1747 he returned to Paris, and in 1750 made the monument to the Abbé Lammet de Gerzy at the church of S. Sulpice, Paris, his chief work, and decorated the Chapelle de la 629 Vierge. He was assisted in much of his work by his brother, Antoine Sébastien Slodtz.