John Vanbrugh

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Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was an English writer, dramatist and architect.

His main literary works include The Relapse (1696), The Provok'd Wife (1697), The Country House (1703), The Confederacy (1705) and The Provok'd Husband (left incomplete and later completed by Colley Cibber in 1728).

As an architect, Vanbrugh designed some famous buildings like Castle Howard, Blenheim Palace and the original Haymarket Theatre.