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WREN, Christopher (1632 - 1723), Architect, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WREN, Christopher (1632 - 1723), Architect, engraver

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British, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 20 October 1632, in East Knoyle; died 25 February 1723, in Hampton Court.

Architect, engraver (mezzotint).

Sir Christopher Wren began his career as a scholarly mathematician, being considered as such with deference by Newton and Pascal. He was interested in applied science, for example, the problems posed by blood transfusions or intravenous injections. A true humanist, he was drawn to

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