John Vanbrugh

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Noun1.John Vanbrugh - English architect (1664-1726)John Vanbrugh - English architect (1664-1726)  
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To the next generation and the end of the period (or rather of the Restoration literature, which actually lasted somewhat beyond 1700), belong William Congreve, a master of sparkling wit, Sir John Vanbrugh, and George Farquhar.
A century or so later, Kneller's 'Kit-Cat' portrait of Sir John Vanbrugh shows the architect of Castle Howard also holding a pair of compasses.
The noted architect Sir John Vanbrugh designed the town hall, though the building was rebuilt in 1869 after a fire.
1726: Sir John Vanbrugh, playwright and architect of Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and many castles and houses, died.
Blenheim Palace Built in the early 18th century, the world-famous Blenheim Palace, a jewel in the Oxfordshire countryside, was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh.
It is one of the finest houses in the North East of England, and is among the finest works of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, who was one of the masters of English Baroque.
The castle - which is the seat of the Clan Campbell - was inspired by a Sir John Vanbrugh sketch in the 1700s and has 85,000 visitors a year.
TODAY FEAST ST LUDIGER 1726: Sir John Vanbrugh, playwright and architect of Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and many castles and houses, died.
The hall, near the coastal town of Seaton Sluice, was built between 1718 and 1731 by Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect of Blenheim Palace.
It was built by Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard - and more than 30,000 people from as far away as Canada, Egypt, Japan and New Zealand donated money to save it.
Set dramatically between two lakes, the 18th century palace designed by Sir John Vanbrugh really is one of Britain's most beautiful historic houses.
of "The Provok'd Wife," the 17th-century comedy by Sir John Vanbrugh.