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Adam, Robert (1728–1792), architect, was born at Kirkcaldy in Fife on 3 July 1728, the second son of William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748), architect, and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699–1761), the daughter of William Robertson of Gladney. He was educated at the high school of ...

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Robert Adam (1728–1792) attrib. George Willison, c. 1770–74 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Castle, Richard (d. 1751), architect and engineer, may have adopted his surname, which also appears as Castles, Cassel, and Cassels, to indicate a connection with Kassel in Germany. According to the biography in Anthologia Hibernica for October 1793, which is the principal source of information about him, he was born in ...

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Caus [Caux], Isaac de (1589/90–1648), garden designer and architect, was born in Dieppe. He was a relative (possibly a nephew) of Salomon de Caus, and was, like him, a Huguenot. The date of his arrival in England is not known, but he was in the country by the early 1620s, and was naturalized in 1634....

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Caus, Salomon de (c. 1576–1626), engineer and architect, was born in the pays de Caux (whence derived the family name) in Normandy, probably in Dieppe. He was a relative (possibly an uncle) of Isaac de Caus (1589/90–1648). In all probability Salomon's parents were Huguenots who took refuge in ...

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Hastie, William (1754/5–1832), architect and town planner, arrived in Russia in 1784, aged twenty-nine, as one of a group of seventy-three Scottish workmen recruited by the architect Charles Cameron (1745–1812) to work for the empress Catherine the Great at Tsarskoe Selo near St Petersburg...

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MacDermott, Martin (1823–1905), poet and architect, was born of Roman Catholic parents at 8 Ormond Quay, Dublin, on 8 April 1823. His father, John MacDermott (1785–1842), was a merchant; his mother, Amelie Therese Boshell, was of French descent. He was educated as a Catholic in ...

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Daniel Marot (1661–1752) by Jacob Gole (after Jacques Parmentier) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marot, Daniel (1661–1752), architect, designer, and engraver, was born in Paris in 1661, the son of the protestant Jean Marot (1619–1679), engraver and architect, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of the Dutch cabinet-maker Abraham Garbrand. Daniel assisted his father on his engravings of contemporary French architecture, published in 1670 as ...

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Papillon, David (1581–1659), architect and military engineer, was born on 14 April 1581 in Dijon, France, the younger son of Thomas Papillon (d. 1608), captain of the guard and valet de chambre to Henri IV, and his wife, Jeanne Vieue de la Pierre...

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Pite, Arthur Beresford (1861–1934), architect and educator, was born on 2 September 1861 at 9 South Terrace, Grosvenor Park, Walworth, Surrey, the second son of Alfred Robert Pite (1832–1911), architect, and his wife, Hephzibah Starkey, and was baptized on 27 February 1862 at ...

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Robinson, Sir William (c. 1643–1712), engineer and architect, was descended from an 'ancient' (his word) but unidentified family in Yorkshire. Nothing is known about his youth and training. Without prior military rank he became engineer and surveyor-general of all fortifications and building in ...

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Schinkel, Karl Friedrich (1781–1841), architect, was born in Neuruppin, Mark Brandenburg, on 13 March 1781, the son of a pastor, Johann Cuno Christian Schinkel (d. 1787), and his wife, Dorothea, née Rose (d. 1800). He studied with the architect David Gilly...

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Walker, Thomas Larkins (bap. 1811, d. 1860), architect, was baptized on 20 May 1811 in Dysart, Fife, the son of Adam Walker and Elizabeth Larkins. He studied architectural draughtsmanship with Augustus Charles Pugin in London from about 1827 until Pugin's death in 1832. He was later a co-executor of ...

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George Henry Walton (1867–1933) by James Craig Annan, c. 1897 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Walton, George Henry (1867–1933), designer and architect, was born on 3 June 1867 at 58 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow, the youngest of the twelve children of Jackson Walton (c.1808–1873) and his second wife, Eliza Anne Nicholson (1826–1902), daughter of Thomas Balfour Nicholson...