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  1. William Henry Playfair (Londres, 15 de julio de 1790 - Edimburgo, 19 de marzo de 1857) fue uno de los arquitectos más importantes de Escocia del siglo XIX.Su padre James Playfair, también había sido arquitecto y su tíos fueron el científico John Playfair y el economista William Playfair.

  2. William Henry Playfair. For other people with the same name, see William Playfair (disambiguation). William Henry Playfair FRSE (15 July 1790 – 19 March 1857) was a prominent Scottish architect in the 19th century, who designed the Eastern, or Third, New Town and many of Edinburgh's neoclassical landmarks.

  3. William Henry Playfair was one of the leading architects in nineteenth-century Scotland. His buildings were models of classicism, and the majority were constructed in the Greek Revival style. More than any other architect, he was responsible for Edinburgh earning its reputation as ‘The Athens of the North’.

  4. 13/05/2019 · William Henry Playfair was born in London and came to live with his uncle in Edinburgh in 1794. He built up a considerable private practice as an architect, and was engaged to lay out part of the New Town. From 1817 to 1824 he redesigned the University's Old College building on South Bridge, having won the competition to complete what had begun ...

  5. William Henry Playfair fue uno de los arquitectos más destacados de Escocia durante el siglo XIX, debido a que fue uno de los mayores agentes de la renovación neoclásica de Edimburgo. Nació en Londres en 1790, dentro de una familia destacada: su padre, James Playfair, era un reconocido arquitecto; su tío William Playfair un economista; y su otro tío, John Playfair, era un científico ...

  6. Reference entries. Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857) in The Oxford Companion to British History (1 rev) Length: 154 words. Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857) in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2) Length: 275 words.

  7. William Henry Playfair (nephew) Playfair's trade-balance time-series chart, published in his Commercial and Political Atlas , 1786 William Playfair (22 September 1759 – 11 February 1823), a Scottish engineer and political economist , served as a secret agent on behalf of Great Britain during its war with France. [1]