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Christopher Wren

Architect Christopher Wren

Profession: Architect


Biography: One of England's most highly acclaimed architects; famous for designing St Paul's Cathedral, London.

Born: October 20, 1632
Birthplace: East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 25, 1723 (aged 90)

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Historical Events

  • 1660-11-28 The Royal Society is formed at Gresham College, London, after a lecture by Christopher Wren, Gresham Professor of Astronomy
  • 1697-12-02 St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren is consecrated for use (previous building destroyed in the Great Fire of London)

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