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1796 in architecture

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1796 in architecture

The year 1796 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • October 8 - The Sans Souci Theatre in Westminster, London, opens to the public, built by dramatist, musician and painter Charles Dibdin.
  • Buildings

  • Somerset House in London, designed by William Chambers is completed.
  • The parish church of UrtijÃĢi in the Italian Tyrol, designed by Joseph Abenthung, is completed.
  • Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, Korea, designed by Jeong Yak-yong, is completed.
  • Work begins on Blaise Castle, commissioned by John Scandrett Harford from William Paty.
  • The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As in Fustat, Egypt, is rebuilt by Mamluk leader Mourad Bey.
  • Births

  • date unknown - Mortimer Lewis, Colonial Architect of New South Wales (died 1879)
  • Deaths

  • January 11 - Jacob Otten Husly, Dutch neoclassical architect (born 1738)
  • March 1 - Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, Swedish architect and civil servant (born 1716)
  • March 10 - William Chambers, English architect and Surveyor-General and Comptroller of the King's Works (born 1723)
  • References

    1796 in architecture Wikipedia


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