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John Caius

(1510—1573) scholar and physician


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(1510–73).

Refounder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1557), where he built (1560s and 1570s) the three Gates of Honour, Humility, and Virtue, remarkable for the refinement and correctness of their early Classical detail, derived from Serlio, and designed with the assistance of the architect and sculptor Theodore de Have, or Haveus (fl. 1562–76), of Cleve (Clèves), in Germany.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);E. Roberts (ed.) (1912);D. Watkin (1986)

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Architecture.


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