Auguste Charles Pugin, artist and architectural draughtsman, was born in the parish of St Sulpice, Paris, to a Swiss father. On the 27th March 1792 Pugin entered the Royal Academy Schools in London and later became an architectural draughtsman to the notable architect John Nash, with whom J. A. Repton, Humphrey Repton's son, was also working. Rather than following an architectural career Repton became a commercial artist working for publishers of illustrated books. Pugin may, however, be attributed to the gothicising of a garden building at Claremont Surrey, as a mausoleum to Princess Charlotte in 1817. Pugin died at 105 Great Russell Street on the 19th December 1832. Notably, he was the father of A. W. N. Pugin.