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Hawksmoor, Nicholas

Born: 1661 AD
Died: 1736 AD
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1718 – Wren was superseded by the new, amateur Surveyor, William Benson,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.