Robert Adam was born on July 3rd, 1728 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, UK and died on March 3, 1792 in London, England at age 63.
Robert Adam was the most distinguished member of the family, is considered the greatest British architect of the late 18th century and leader of the neoclassical revival.
He was born at Kirkcaldy, traveled in Italy and Dalmatia, and was appointed architect to King George in 1762. In the interiors of Hare wood House, Luton Hoo, Syon House, Osterley Park and others, he employed delicate stucco decoration with neoclassical motifs.
With the assistance of his brothers James Adam (1732-1794) and John Adam (1721-1792) be designed and speculatively developed the district of London between Charing Cross and the Thames, which was named after them the Adelphi (Greek for "brothers").
The area was largely rebuilt in 1936. He was also a furniture designer.
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Robert Adam was a famous Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer.