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Salomon De Caus (also known as Salomon De Caux, Salomon de Caus, Salomon De Caux, Salomon de Caus)

Salomon de Caus (Caux) was a French garden designer, architect and hydraulic engineer active in the late-16th and early-17th centuries.

He was born around 1576 in the pays de Caux in Normandy, probably in Dieppe, France. He was a relative, possibly the uncle, of engineer, Isaac de Caus [Caux] (born between 1589 and 1590, died 1648).

De Caus (Caux) died in Paris, France where he was living at the time with his wife in the rue Poitou. He was buried on 28 February 1626 at the protestant cemetery there, La Trinité.


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Hadfield, Miles, Robert Harling and Leonine Highton, British Gardeners: A Biographical Dictionary (London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1980), pp. 97-98.

Morgan, Luke, 'Landscape Design in England Circa 1610: the Contribution of Salomon De Caus', Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 23:1 (2003), pp. 1-21.

Snelders, H.A.M., ‘Caus, Salomon de (c.1576–1626)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)<> [accessed 14 January 2008]

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