Christopher Wren

1632 - 1723

Christopher Wren

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. Other notable buildings by Wren include the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and the south front of Hampton Court Palace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Wren has received more than 1,164,652 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Christopher Wren ranks 38 out of 361Before him are Jørn Utzon, Tadao Ando, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Peter Behrens, Vladimir Tatlin, and Ictinus. After him are Callicrates, Santiago Calatrava, André Le Nôtre, Hippodamus of Miletus, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, and Arne Jacobsen.

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Among people born in 1632, Christopher Wren ranks 6Before him are John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Jean-Baptiste Lully. After him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Jean Mabillon, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, 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, Godfrey Kneller, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, and Guillaume Dubois.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Wren ranks 330 out of 5,347Before him are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Gary Oldman (1958), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), G. H. Hardy (1877), Benjamin Britten (1913), and Marianne Faithfull (1946). After him are Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Peter Sellers (1925), Henry Morgan (1635), William Crookes (1832), William Petty (1623), and Fred Hoyle (1915).

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), John Nash (1752), Michael Ventris (1922), Joseph Paxton (1803), William Kent (1685), John Vanbrugh (1664), and Augustus Pugin (1812).