Sir John Soane, R.A. F.R.S.
Person Born 10/9/1753 Died 20/1/1837
Architect and collector. Boring Goring-on-Thames, son of a bricklayer. Architect of the Bank of England, the Dulwich Picture Gallery and his own tomb. He also rebuilt much of Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, which he had bought in 1801 as a country home and as a place where he could teach architecture to his two sons. They turned out not to be interested or capable enough (they were also unsatisfactory just as sons) and he sold it in 1810. Died at home 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields.