Son of an
archaeologist, Visconti designed many Parisian residences, public
buildings and squares, including the Place Saint Sulpice, and was the briefly official architect for the
Louvre under Napoleon
III.He is probably most famed for designing the
1842 tomb of Napoleon at Les Invalides.
A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical,
Historical, and Descriptive, Russell Sturgis editor, 1901