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Inigo Jones was born #onthisday 15th July 1573 A.D. and died 21st June 1652 A.D.

He was the first important English architect of Welsh origins in the early modern period and first employed Vitruvian and the rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings.

One of the most notable architects in England Jones was introduced the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his legacy in London by building amazing buildings such as the Queen’s House which was the first building in England have a pure classical style and the banqueting house in white hall.

Jones even done the layout for Covent Garden square, which became the first model for developments in the west end.