Cotte, Robert De
Cotte, Robert De an eminent French architect, was born in Paris in 1657. He was appointed director of the Royal Academy of Architecture, and was vicepresident of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture. He was greatly esteemed by Louis XIV, who made him a knight of the order of St. Michael. He died in 1735. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.