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

Creations Information

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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L. A. M. Biel and Partners

L. A. M. Biel and Partners

Architects active in 1965.

Group, Architecture

1 memorial
Elis David Almshouse

Elis David Almshouse

Founded by Elias Davy (the correct spelling of his name), and originally built for seven people of either sex and enlarged for twelve people in 1875.   Residents transferred to newly built almshous...

Building, Architecture

2 memorials
The Black Cap

The Black Cap

Public House. It was originally called the Mother Black Cap after a local legend concerning a witch, and had that name, according to licensing records, as early as 1751. In the mid 1960s it became ...

Building, Architecture, Food & Drink

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
Lindsey House

Lindsey House

A grade II listed villa, thought to be the oldest building in Kensington and Chelsea. Previous residents include Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and James McNeill Whistler. It features a garden d...

Building, Architecture

1 memorial