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1766 in architecture

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1766 in architecture

The year 1766 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • April 17 - James Craig's plan for the New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, wins the prize offered by the city council in January.
  • Strawberry Hill House, London, designed by Horace Walpole, is completed in the Gothick style.
  • Pazo de Raxoi in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, is completed.
  • Rebuilding of Potocki Palace, Warsaw, to designs by Jakub Fontana, is completed.
  • Shardeloes (country house) in Buckinghamshire, England, designed by Stiff Leadbetter, is completed.
  • New main residence at Skjoldenæsholm Castle in Denmark, possibly designed by Philip de Lange, is built.
  • Theatre Royal, Bristol, England, built by Thomas Paty to designs by James Saunders, is opened.
  • New Drottningholm Palace Theatre in Stockholm, designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, is completed as an opera house.
  • St. Paul's Chapel on Broadway (Manhattan) in New York City, designed by Thomas McBean, is completed.
  • St Nikolaus church at Brohl in the Rhineland, designed by J. A. Neurohr, is built.
  • St Markus church at Pünderich in the Rhineland, designed by Paul Stähling, is built.
  • Stone Hermitage and Rozhdestvensky Bridges in Saint Petersburg are completed.
  • Births

  • August 3 - Jeffry Wyatville, English architect (died 1840)
  • Deaths

  • January 19 - Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, French architect and painter (born 1695)
  • May 6 - Johann Michael Fischer, German architect (born 1692)
  • July 14 - František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (born 1674)
  • August 18 - Stiff Leadbetter, English architect (born c.1705)
  • November 16 - Dominikus Zimmermann, German rococo architect (born 1685)
  • December 20 - Giorgio Massari, Venetian baroque architect (born 1687)
  • Isaac Ware, English architect (born 1704)
  • References

    1766 in architecture Wikipedia

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