Christopher Wren

1632 - 1723

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Sir Christopher Wren FRS (; 30 October 1632 [O.S. 20 October] – 8 March 1723 [O.S. 25 February]) was an English architect, astronomer, mathematician and physicist who was one of the most highly acclaimed architects in the history of England. Known for his work in the English Baroque style, he was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including what is regarded as 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Wren has received more than 1,917,867 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Christopher Wren is the 51st most popular architect (down from 44th in 2019), the 418th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 414th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Architect.

Christopher Wren is most famous for being the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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Among architects, Christopher Wren ranks 51 out of 518Before him are Vladimir Tatlin, Arne Jacobsen, Ferdinand Cheval, Arnolfo di Cambio, Jean Nouvel, and Jørn Utzon. After him are Álvaro Siza Vieira, Giacomo della Porta, Richard Meier, Guarino Guarini, Louis Le Vau, and François Mansart.

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Among people born in 1632, Christopher Wren ranks 7Before him are John Locke, Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Samuel von Pufendorf. After him are Jean Mabillon, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, Adam Frans van der Meulen, and Phetracha. Among people deceased in 1723, Christopher Wren ranks 3Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. After him are Dimitrie Cantemir, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, and Guillaume Dubois.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Wren ranks 418 out of 8,785Before him are John Wesley (1703), Donald Winnicott (1896), Robert Plant (1948), Thomas Cook (1808), Anne Neville (1456), and Bobby Moore (1941). After him are William Godwin (1756), Enid Blyton (1897), Samuel Butler (1835), Tristan (535), Fred Hoyle (1915), and John Everett Millais (1829).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, Christopher Wren ranks 2Before him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935). After him are James Stirling (1926), Inigo Jones (1573), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Robert Adam (1728), David Chipperfield (1953), Michael Ventris (1922), Joseph Paxton (1803), John Nash (1752), Archibald Leitch (1865), and William Kent (1685).