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The architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), known as Le Corbusier,
was born in Switzerland in the small town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, where he lived for 30 years.
In 1917 he moved permanently to Paris.
The Villa Jeanneret-Perret, known as the "Maison blanche" (White house), constructed in 1912, was
the first work of Le Corbusier with full autonomy.
The Villa Schwob, known as the "Villa Turque" (Turkish Villa), constructed in 1917, was built for
the watchmaker and industrialist Anatole Schwob.