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Soane, John

Soane was born in 1753, the son of a bricklayer, and died after a long and distinguished career, in 1837. He was a noted architect. In 1788 Soane became Surveyor to the Bank of England. His contacts from this job, as well as the money he inherited on his father-in-law's death helped him build a successful practice.In 1806 he became Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy.

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