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PLAYWRIGHT ALSO ACHIEVED FAME AS BRITISH ARCHITECT

Sir John Vanbrugh, born here in 1664, achieved fame as both a playwright and architect.

His best known play, which satirized the manners of his day, was "The Relapse, or Virtue in Danger," written in 1696.As an architect, he is remembered for designing Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; the Queen's Theater in London; and the Clarendon Building in Oxford.

Vanbrugh died in 1726.