William Barnard Clarke (1806 - 1865) was an English cartographer, architect, numismatist, literary translator, art collector, and archaeological writer. Born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, Clarke attended St. Paul's School in London beginning in 1817 at the age of 10. It is said that as a youth Clarke spent a substantial amount of time in Rome studying architecture and also spent time studying the ruins of Pompeii. He was also instrumental in founding the Architectural Society of London and was named President of the Society in 1831. As a cartographer, Clarke was an active member of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and created a Celestial Atlas for the Society as well as city plans of Dublin, Milan, Warsaw, Paris, and London among several others. Clarke married Charlotte Brooks at St. Andrew Holborn in London on July 1, 1830.

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