Reference Entry

Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723), architect, mathematician, and astronomer

Kerry Downes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723), architect, mathematician, and astronomer


Early life and education | Scientific work in Oxford and London | The Gresham lecture | Growing reputation | First steps to architecture | Early architectural commissions | An established architectural career | The City churches | St Paul's Cathedral, 1666-1674 | The building of St Paul's | Secular work of the 1670s | Domestic and public life | Royal works of the 1680s | Commissions under William and Mary | The Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich | Wren and Gothic: domestic work | Wren's last years | Writings and theory | Conclusion: Wren's achievement and reputation

Reference Entry.  13937 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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