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Robert Adam
Birth: Jul. 3, 1728
Kirkcaldy
Fife, Scotland
Death: Mar. 3, 1792
London
Greater London, England

Architect. One of the most prominent architects of 18th century Great Britian, he was appointed as the Royal Architect of the King's Works, serving from 1761 to 1769. Robert was born on July 3, 1728 at Gladney House in Kirkcaldy, Fife,.He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), the country's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. Robert and his older brother John took over the family business after William's (their father) death in 1748. In 1754 he left for Rome, spending nearly five years on the continent studying architecture under Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Upon his return to Britain he and his younger brother James established a practice in London. He influenced the development of Western architecture, both in Europe and in North America. Adam had long suffered from stomach and bowel problems, probably caused by a peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. While at home on Albermarle Street, London - on March 1, 1792, one of the ulcers burst, and on March 3, 1792 Robert died. Having never married, Adam left his estate to his sisters Elizabeth and Margaret Adam. (bio by: Shock) 

Cause of death: Ruptured ulcer
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: South Transept
 
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Record added: May 29, 2000
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