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Hawksmoor, Nicholas

Born: 1661 AD
Died: 1736 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Architects


1661 - Born in East Drayton, Nottinghamshire, England.

1684 - Hawksmoor worked with his teacher, Christopher Wren, on projects including Chelsea Hospital, St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace and Greenwich Hospital.

1689 - Hawksmoor was named Clerk of the Works at Kensington Palace.

1702 - Hawksmoor designed the baroque country house of Easton Neston in Northamptonshire for Sir William Fermor.

1705 - Deputy Surveyor of Works at Greenwich.

1718 - Wren was superseded by the new, amateur Surveyor, William Benson,

1721 - Hawksmoor was deprived of his double post to provide places for Benson's brother, a bitter blow. "Poor Hawksmoor.

1922 - Hawksmoor's architecture has influenced several poets and authors of the twentieth century. His church St Mary Woolnoth is mentioned in T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land.

1723 - He also designed the west towers of Westminster Abbey, superimposed on the medieval portal, and became Surveyor of the Abbey when Wren died.

1736 -Died on the 25th of March.


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