Christopher Wren Biography

Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including his masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill, completed in 1710.

The principal creative responsibility for a number of the churches is now more commonly attributed to others in his office, especially Nicholas Hawksmoor. Other notable buildings by Wren include the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and the south front of Hampton Court Palace. The Wren Building, the main building at the College of William and Mary, is attributed to Wren. It is the oldest academic building in continuous use in the United States.

Educated in Latin and Aristotelian physics at the University of Oxford, Wren was a notable anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as an architect. He was a founder of the Royal Society, and his scientific work was highly regarded by Isaac Newton and Blaise Pascal. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Christopher Wren
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Architect, Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician
Date of Birth:
October 20, 1632
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
February 25, 1723
Age at Death:
90
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