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Behind London’s magnificence stand a lot of famous geniuses of architecture. London has been shaped by the hands of visionary designers and masterful architects. However, one name rises above all, that being: Sir Christopher Wren.
Sir Christopher Wren was an English scientist and mathematician who was known as well as an extraordinary architect who created significant buildings that have left a mark in the history of Architecture. He is best known for his distinguished buildings, the Monument and Cathedral of St. Paul.
Christopher Wren was born on 20 October 1632 in East Knoyle of Wiltshire. He finished his studies at Westminster School in 1646. Then, he entered Wadham College, in Oxford, to study Latin and read the works of Aristotle, which was followed by studies of science and mathematics.
In Oxford, he got to meet scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, and creative workers who united and founded the Royal Society of which Wren was the president from 1680 to 1682.
In 1663 he designed a chapel at Pembroke College and submitted a model of his design of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford which marked his journey toward architecture. Around 1665, he then began studying architecture in Paris.
After the Great Fire of London, Wren was appointed Commissioner for rebuilding the City of London. He designed and built 50 new churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral, St Margaret Pattens, St Dunstan in the East, and the Monument. As a result, he was knighted on 14 November 1673, both in service to the Crown and playing an important role in rebuilding London.
As we walk the vibrant streets of London and gaze upon its architectural splendors we are reminded of the profound impact of Sir Christopher Wren whose vision, innovation, and dedication have shaped the city’s identity. Wren’s legacy endures through St.Paul’s Cathedral, the Monument, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, etc., reminding us of the power of human creativity and determination. His contribution has not only enriched the city’s landscape but has also inspired generations to dream big and build even bigger.