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.

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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

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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Holy Trinity Church Brook Green

Holy Trinity Church Brook Green

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Carden, Godfrey and Macfadyen

Carden, Godfrey and Macfadyen

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George Frederick Bodley

George Frederick Bodley

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Harryram Rambissoon

Harryram Rambissoon

We are grateful to Rambissoon’s daughter, Meera, who told us that her father designed the plaque. She writes: “He was an architect for London Underground. He was passionate about design and transpo...

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