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Beazley, Samuel

John Earl.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Architecture. 1050 words.

Beazley, Samuel (1786–1851), architect and playwright, was born in Parliament Street, Westminster, the son of an army accoutrement maker. He trained in the office of his uncle Charles...

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Vanbrugh, Sir John

Kerry Downes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Architecture. 10995 words.

Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664–1726), playwright and architect, was born probably on 24 January 1664, the day of his baptism at home, in the parish of St Nicholas Acons, London. His parents were...

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