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Inigo Jones

Jones, Inigo (1573–1652), English architect. After studying the works of Palladio in Italy, he designed sets and costumes for court masques and later became the king's surveyor of works (1615–44). His masterpieces include the Queen's House at Greenwich, the banquet hall at Whitehall, and St. Paul's Cathedral in Covent Garden, London. His departure from the Jacobean style marked the beginning of England's Renaissance and Georgian periods, and he is considered one of the first great architects of England.

See also: Renaissance.

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