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John Rennie
Birth: Jun. 7, 1761
Death: Oct. 4, 1821

Noted British architect born in East Linton, Scotland, in 1761. After working as a millwright he studied at Edinburgh University between 1780 and 1783. He was employed by Boulton & Watt for five years but in 1791 he moved to London where he started his own engineering company. Over the next few years he became a famous bridge-builder. This included Leeds Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Rennie was also responsible for designing and building the docks at Hull, Liverpool, Greenock and Leith and improving the harbours and dockyards at Portsmouth, Chatham and Plymouth. Rennie's last project was London Bridge but it was unfinished when he died in 1821. The bridge was completed by his son, John Rennie (bio by: Kieran Smith) 
 
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 Children:
  George Rennie (1791 - 1866)*
  John Rennie (1794 - 1874)*
 
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Burial:
Saint Paul's Cathedral
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: Buried in the Crypt
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 12, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20261
John Rennie
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John Rennie
Added by: Kieran Smith
 
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