Famous Scottish Architects

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 1 Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford
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Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1834

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford had begun his career as a mason at 14, having lost his father in infancy. A self-taught architect, he was responsible for building many structures, including the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge. Named The Colossus of Roads, he symbolized the Scottish Enlightenment.

 2 Sir William Chambers

Sir William Chambers
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 23, 1723
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: March 10, 1796
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 3 John Scott Russell

John Scott Russell
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 9, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 8, 1882

 4 John Claudius Loudon

John Claudius Loudon
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: April 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambuslang, Scotland
Died: December 14, 1843