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

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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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Samuel Morrison

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Aslin, Charles Herbert (1893–1959), architect, was born at 34 Burnell Road, Owlerton, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, on 15 December 1893, the younger of two sons of Arthur William Aslin and his wife, Louisa Annie Outram. His parents were originally from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, but by the time of ...

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William Burges (1827–1881) after Henry van der Weyde © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burges, William (1827–1881), architect and designer, was born on 2 December 1827, the eldest son of Elizabeth Green (d. 1855) and Alfred Burges (d. 1886), marine engineer. He was educated at King's College School, London, from 1839; there his near contemporaries included ...

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William Butterfield (1814–1900) by Jane Fortescue Coleridge, 1874 by permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford

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Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer, was born on 7 September 1814 in London, the second child and eldest son of William Butterfield (1783–1866), chemist and wharfinger, and his wife, Ann (1793–1867), the daughter of Robert Steven, a leather factor of the City of 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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Godfrey, Walter Hindes (1881–1961), architect and antiquary, was born at home at 102 Greenwood Road, Hackney, London, on 2 August 1881, the eldest son of Walter Scott Godfrey, who at that time was conducting a small wine business, and his wife, Gertrude Annie Rendall...

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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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Hopper, Thomas (1776–1856), architect, born in St Marylebone, Middlesex, on 5 July 1776, and baptized there on 28 July, was the eldest child of Thomas Hopper, measuring surveyor, and his wife, Ann Alexander. From an early age he assisted his clever but intemperate father, who had migrated from ...

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Jupp, Richard (1728–1799), architect and surveyor, born in London, was the elder son of Richard Jupp (fl. c.1700–c.1770) of St John's parish, Clerkenwell, master of the Carpenters' Company in 1768, to whom he was apprenticed, and possibly Sarah Bibings (...

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William Richard Lethaby (1857–1931) by unknown photographer RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Lethaby, William Richard (1857–1931), educationist and architect, was born at Grosvenor Street, Barnstaple, on 18 January 1857, the only son and youngest of two children of Richard Pyle Lethaby (d. c.1904), of Barnstaple, and his wife, Mary Rowe Crago (d...

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D. J. O'Donoghue

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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...