Samuel Pepys Cockerell
architect; b. about 1754; d. July 12, 1827.
Cockerell was descended from Paulina, a sister of the famous Samuel Pepys, author of Pepys's Diary, and secretary of the admiralty in the reign of Charles II. He was a pupil of Sir Robert Taylor. He was surveyor of the East India House, and held other important offices. (See Cockerell, C. R.)

Karl Gotthard Langhans
architect; b. 1733 in Schlesien (Silesia), Germany; d. 1808.
He designed the Regierungs Gebäude in Breslau, Silesia, and in 1774 was called to Berlin. His reputation rests mainly upon the Brandenburger Thor, in Berlin, built in imitation of the Propylæa at Athens, between 1789 and 1793. He built also in Berlin the Herkulesbrücke, 1787, and the Colonnade in the Mohein Strasse. About 1789 Langhans designed the Schloss theatre and Belvedere in the park at Charlottenburg.




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