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

Sir Christopher Wren

Born East Knoyle, Wiltshire, died London. 

Designer of 54 London churches, of which 13 were destroyed in the Blitz. 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.

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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

2023: Lionel Wright  has drawn our attention to an error in this plaque: St A...

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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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Rowland Plumbe

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