Person    | Male  Born 20/10/1632  Died 25/2/1723

Sir Christopher Wren

Born East Knoyle, Wiltshire, died London.  Part of one of his churches, St Antholin, has ended up in an unexpected location.

Not just an architect. Wren produced some drawings of the anatomy of the brain for a book published by Thomas Willis in 1664.  Using a method he devised himself he preserved and drew the specimens producing images that are described as the first modern images of brain anatomy.

Wren invested in the slave trading Royal Africa Company.

2022: Matt at Londonist has triumphed again: a map of Wren's London buildings, for all you Wrenologists out there.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Christopher Wren

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49 Bankside

Here lived Sir Christopher Wren during the building of St Pauls Cathedral. He...

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Charity School - plaque

This building, reputed to be from designs by Sir Christopher Wren, was erecte...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Sir Christopher Wren

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Charles I statue

Made in 1633 during Charles I's reign, London’s oldest bronze statue was inte...

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The Monument - west and north

The bas relief by Cibber is worthy of close examination.  It shows a woman on...

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Other Subjects

Adelphi Terrace

Adelphi Terrace

The Adam brothers built a very large development including a run of houses with a terrace that over-looked the river, which was much closer before the Embankment was built. It was this terrace that...

Place, Architecture

3 memorials
Sir Jeffry Wyatville
1 memorial
Nicholas Revett

Nicholas Revett

Architect. Born in Framlingham, Suffolk. He went to Rome in 1742 to study under Marco Benefiale. In 1750 he travelled to Athens with James Stuart to record the antiquities. He incorporated some of ...

Person, Architecture, Art, Greece, Italy

1 memorial
Lewis Vulliamy

Lewis Vulliamy

Architect, also sometimes named as Louis Vulliamy. Born Pall Mall, into a family of clockmakers. Uncle to architect George John Vulliamy. Designed a good number of churches and other buildings, man...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Royal Opera Arcade

Royal Opera Arcade

Designed by John Nash, completed in 1816-18, considered to be London's oldest existing arcade having survived a fire, dereliction and the blitz. See Her Majesty's Theatre for the history of the bui...

Building, Architecture, Commerce

1 memorial