Person    | Male  Born 1723  Died 1796

Sir William Chambers

Categories: Architecture

Countries: China/Hong Kong, Scotland, Sweden

Architect. Though born in Gothenburg, Sweden where his father was a merchant, he is considered to be Scots.
Having visited China he designed the Pagoda and Roman Ruin in Kew Gardens. Somerset House on the Strand is his major work. Also designed the state coach which is still used for coronations. His title was a Swedish honour which he was, unusually, allowed to use in Britain. His bust, possibly the only one, is in the basement of the Soane Museum.

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