Christopher Wren

1632 - 1723

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Sir Christopher Wren PRS FRS (; 30 October 1632 [O.S. 20 October] – 8 March 1723 [O.S. 25 February]) was one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history, as well as an anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist. 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 1,268,664 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Christopher Wren is the 41st most popular architect (down from 38th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 330th 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 41 out of 424Before him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Tadao Ando, Hippodamus of Miletus, Ictinus, Arne Jacobsen, and Marcel Breuer. After him are Suger, Callicrates, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Santiago Calatrava, Buckminster Fuller, and Carlo Maderno.

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Among people born in 1632, Christopher Wren ranks 6Before him are John Locke, Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Jean-Baptiste Lully. After him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Jean Mabillon, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. 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, Praskovia Saltykova, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Zanabazar, Guillaume Dubois, and Mariana Alcoforado.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Wren ranks 361 out of 6,924Before him are Ronald Coase (1910), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), John Bowlby (1907), George Michael (1963), James Parkinson (1755), and Peter Sellers (1925). After him are Thomas Becket (1119), Samuel Johnson (1709), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Thomas Cook (1808), Mary Somerville (1780), and Robert Edwards (1925).

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 Ebenezer Howard (1850), Robert Adam (1728), James Stirling (1926), Inigo Jones (1573), John Nash (1752), Joseph Paxton (1803), Michael Ventris (1922), William Kent (1685), Archibald Leitch (1865), and Glenn Murcutt (1936).