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Vanbrugh, Sir John

Kerry Downes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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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 Giles Vanbrugh (1631–1689), a London merchant of Flemish extraction, and Elizabeth (...

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