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Adam, Robert

Born: 1728 AD
Died: 1792 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Architects


 1728 - He was born on the 3rd of July in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.

1743 - He studied at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, then entered the University
           of Edinburgh.

1746 - He joined his elder brother, John Adam, as an assistant to his father,

1754 - He set off for Europe on the Grand Tour of France and Italy, studying classical
            architecture and honing his drawing skills

1758 - He returned to Great Britain and set up in business in London with his brothers
            James and William.

       - He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Arts.

1760 - He became a leader of the neo-classical revival in England and Scotland until his death.

1761 - He was elected to the Society of Antiquaries.

1764 - He studied intensively the ruins of Diocletian's palace at Split in Dalmatia.

1792 - He died on the 3rd of March at his home, 11 Albermarle Street, London, after a blood
            vessel in his stomach burst at the age of 64 and he was buried in Westminster Abbey.


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