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This famous architect designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851
He began as a gardener at Chatsworth House
He tested his design by having soldiers march across a scale model
30 November, 1554
Sir Philip Sidney born
Sidney (d. 1586) was a poet, soldier, and courtier, and one of the most famous and admired men of Elizabethan England. He was killed at the Battle of Zutphen, Netherlands.
He was married to Henrietta Maria of France
He was executed in 1649
He was the son of James I of England and Anne of Denmark