Pioneer architect gets Google doodle

One of the founders  of modern architectural theory has been honoured with a Google doodle in the form of a castle to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth.

Parisian designer Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, born January 27 1814 is known for his restoration work on some of  France’s most famous buildings including Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Basilica of St Denis.

Later in his career he was commissioned to design the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty, but died before his work was completed.

Viollet-le-Duc is also regarded as one of the major revivalists of Gothic architecture and he supervised restoration work on Notre-Dame which saw a third tower added.

He moved to Switzerland later in his life where he died in 1879