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HASTIE, William (c.1763-1832) Architect and Civil Engineer.

He was born and educated in Scotland and left for Russia in 1784 never to return. He became influential at court and was responsible for the design of many individual buildings throughout Russia. He built the first cast-iron bridges over rivers in St Petersburg and ultimately was playing a major part in most urban developments in Russia including villages and whole towns.

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