1752 - Born in Lambeth, London.
1783 - He lost much of his fortune through bad investments and was declared bankrupt.
1792 - Nash felt able to return to work in London.
1811 - His work came to the attention of the Prince Regent who, commissioned him to develop an area then known as Marylebone Park.
1818 - Nash created a master plan for the area, put into action.
1812 - He was also a director of the Regent's Canal Company set up in 1812 to provide a canal link from west London to the River Thames in the east.
1816 - He left its execution to one of his assistants, in this case James Morgan. The first phase of the Regent's Canal opened.
1835 - On the 13th May, he died and was buried at St James Church, Cowes.
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