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Robert Adam

1728 - 1792

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Robert Adam (3 July 1728 – 3 March 1792) was a British neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), Scotland's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Adam has received more than 600,016 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 43 in 2019). Robert Adam is the 151st most popular architect (down from 123rd in 2019), the 1,208th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 889th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Architect.

Robert Adam is most famous for his neoclassical architecture. He is credited with being the founder of the neoclassical movement in architecture.

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Among architects, Robert Adam ranks 151 out of 424Before him are Richard Neutra, Dinocrates, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Nefermaat, Paul Abadie, and Ludwig Borchardt. After him are Filippo Juvarra, Gottfried Böhm, Philibert de l'Orme, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Ernst Neufert, and Joseph Paxton.

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Among people born in 1728, Robert Adam ranks 11Before him are Anton Raphael Mengs, Chevalier d'Éon, Niccolò Piccinni, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Étienne-Louis Boullée, and Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony. After him are Antoine Baumé, Samuel Wallis, Shah Alam II, Ali Bey al-Kabir, Kirill Razumovski, and Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1792, Robert Adam ranks 12Before him are Joshua Reynolds, Richard Arkwright, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Joseph Martin Kraus, Nguyễn Huệ, and Tiradentes. After him are Johann van Beethoven, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Legall de Kermeur, Jacques Cazotte, and Denis Fonvizin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Adam ranks 1,208 out of 7,765Before him are Harold Shipman (1946), Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), Lee Child (1954), Guy Pearce (1967), Boy George (1961), and Clive Owen (1964). After him are Cliff Williams (1949), Mike Hailwood (1940), William Henry (1774), David Warner (1941), Ryan Giggs (1973), and Thomas Lipton (1848).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, Robert Adam ranks 5Before him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Christopher Wren (1632), James Stirling (1926), and Inigo Jones (1573). After him are Joseph Paxton (1803), Michael Ventris (1922), John Nash (1752), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Archibald Leitch (1865), and Augustus Pugin (1812).