James Wyatt

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Birthday
3, 1746
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Sep 4, 1813 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1746
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Sep 4, 1813 (67)

About

Remembered for his works of neo-Gothic and neo-classical architecture, this late 18th-century Englishman designed such landmarks as Fonthill Abbey and Broadway Tower and also fashioned the interiors of academic buildings at several of the Oxford colleges.

Before Fame

While living in Italy during the 1760s, he studied architecture with Antonio Visentini.

Trivia

He was a rival of Scottish architect and designer Robert Adam.

Family Life

His marriage resulted in four boys: architects Benjamin and Philip; sculptor Matthew; and East India Company employee Charles.

Associated With

He and Christopher Wren were both prominent English architects.