Burges, William

Burges, William

(bûr`jĭz), 1827–81, English architect. An ardent proponent of Victorian medievalism, he was prominent in the Gothic revivalGothic revival,
term designating a return to the building styles of the Middle Ages. Although the Gothic revival was practiced throughout Europe, it attained its greatest importance in the United States and England.
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. Burges is known for his designs for Cork Cathedral (1862) and Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and for the rebuilding of Cardiff Castle (1865).
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