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Brown, Lancelot [known as Capability Brown] (bap. 1716, d. 1783), landscape gardener and architect, was baptized on 30 August 1716 at St Wilfrid's Church, Kirkharle, Northumberland, the fifth of the six children of William Brown (1676–1720), a yeoman farmer and estate steward, and his wife, ...

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Lancelot Brown [Capability Brown] (bap. 1716, d. 1783) by Nathaniel Dance, c. 1773 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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William Kent (bap. 1686, d. 1748) by William Aikman, c. 1723–5 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kent, William (bap. 1686, d. 1748), painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings, was baptized William Cant in St Mary's Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 1 January 1686, the son of William Cant and his wife, Esther Shimmings.

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Lane, Joseph (bap. 1717, d. 1784), grotto maker, the son of Thomas Lane, was born at Ashley Wood cottage on the Fonthill estate in Wiltshire, but moved to nearby Tisbury, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 28 August 1717. When he married, on 22 July 1747, ...

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Paxton, Sir Joseph (1803–1865), landscape gardener and architect, was born on 3 August 1803 at Milton Bryan (or Bryant) in Bedfordshire, the youngest of the eight children of William Paxton (1758/9–1810), an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Ann Rooke (1760/61–1823), who is said to have come from ...

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Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865) by James Henry Lynch (after William Edward Kilburn, 1851) by permission of the Linnean Society of London

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Peto, Harold Ainsworth (1854–1933), architect and garden designer, was born at 12 Palace Gardens, Westminster, London, on 11 July 1854, the fourth son and sixth of the ten children of Sir (Samuel) Morton Peto, first baronet (1809–1889), civil engineering contractor and politician, and his second wife, ...

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Thomas, Francis Inigo (1865–1950), architect and garden designer, was born at Warmsworth, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, on 25 December 1865, the fifth son of Charles Edward Thomas (1823–1901), rector of Warmsworth, and his wife, Georgiana Mary (1828–1921), daughter of Colonel Henry Hely-Hutchinson of Weston Hall, Northamptonshire...

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Philip Armstrong Tilden (1887–1956) by Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tilden, Philip Armstrong (1887–1956), architect and garden designer, was born at 36 Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 31 May 1887, the only child of William Augustus Tilden (1842–1926), professor of chemistry at Mason College, Birmingham, and his wife, Charlotte Pither (d. 1905)...

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Triggs, (Harry Benjamin) Inigo (1876–1923), architect and garden designer, was born at Holly House, Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex, on 28 February 1876, the son of James Triggs, a carpet manufacturer, and his wife, Celia Anne, née Bryant. The boy's third name came from his collateral descent from the seventeenth-century architect ...