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William Adam

1689 - 1748

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William Adam (1689 – 24 June 1748) was a Scottish architect, mason, and entrepreneur. He was the foremost architect of his time in Scotland, designing and building numerous country houses and public buildings, and often acting as contractor as well as architect. Among his best known works are Hopetoun House near Edinburgh, and Duff House in Banff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Adam has received more than 10,534 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William Adam is the 454th most popular architect (down from 414th in 2019), the 5,419th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,800th in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, William Adam ranks 454 out of 424Before him are Bjarke Ingels, Andrew Jackson Downing, Gülsün Sağlamer, Nora Stanton Barney, Maya Lin, and Herbert Baker. After him are John Douglas, Charles Correa, Marco Casagrande, Luigi Negri, Charles Holden, and Billy Casper.

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Among people born in 1689, William Adam ranks 14Before him are Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, Blas de Lezo, Alexis Piron, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, and Jan Klemens Branicki.  Among people deceased in 1748, William Adam ranks 18Before him are William Kent, Aleksei Chirikov, Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun, Isaac Watts, Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and James Thomson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Adam ranks 5,419 out of 7,765Before him are Antonia Bird (1951), Peter McParland (1934), Mike Phelan (1962), Wendy Richard (1943), Laura Carmichael (1986), and Philippa Marrack (1945). After him are Neil Young (1944), Ian Stewart (1929), Ken Armstrong (1924), Peter Robinson (1948), John Douglas (1830), and Harriet Harman (1950).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, William Adam ranks 45Before him are Calvert Vaux (1824), Robert Smirke (1780), George Gilbert Scott (1811), Giles Gilbert Scott (1880), Nora Stanton Barney (1883), and Herbert Baker (1862). After him are John Douglas (1830) and Charles Holden (1875).