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Wren, Christopher, Sir

Born: 1632 AD
Died: 1723 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Architects

1632 – born on October 20

 

1663 – designed the Pembroke College Chapel in Cambridge

 

1664 – did the design for the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

 

1665 – designed the buildings for Trinity College in Oxford

 

1666 – great fire struck London so he replanned the city and started off supervising the rebuilding of 51 churches

– made a new design for St. Paul’s Cathedral

 

1670-1710

– since the plan went through a long process he only began working on the St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1670

 

1680-1682

– president of Royal Society

1723 – died after introducing the forms of new age (Renaissance) design to the vocabulary of English architecture