Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sir George Gilbert Scott's 200th Birthday

Google doodle UK, today come with the theme Sir George Gilbert Scott's 200th Birthday.
Sir George Gilbert Scott (13 July 1811 – 27 March 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. He was one of the most prolific architects that Great Britain has produced, over 800 buildings being designed or altered by him.

Scott's success attracted a large number of pupils, many would go on to have successful careers of their own, not always as architects. The year next to the pupils name denotes their time in Scott's office, some of the more famous were: Hubert Austin (1868), George Frederick Bodley (1845–56), Charles Buckeridge (1856–57), Somers Clarke (1865), William Henry Crossland (?), C. Hodgson Fowler (1856–60), Thomas Gardner (1856–61), Thomas Graham Jackson (1858–61), John T. Micklethwaite (1862–69), Benjamin Mountfort (1841–46), John Norton (1870–78), George Gilbert Scott, Jr. (1856–63), John Oldrid Scott (1858–78), J. J. Stevenson (1858–60), George Henry Stokes (1843–47), George Edmund Street (1844–49), William White (1845–47).

Gallery of architectural work from Sir George Gilbert Scott, you can read here.

Name            Sir George Gilbert Scott
Born             13 July 1811 (1811-07-13)
                      Parsonage, Gawcott, Buckinghamshire
Died              27 March 1878 (1878-03-27)
                     39 Courtfield Gardens, South Kensington, London
Nationality     British
Awards         Royal Gold Medal (1859)