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Sir Christopher Wren

Wren, Sir Christopher (1632–1723), English architect, astronomer, mathematician. Wren is best remembered as architect of St. Paul's Cathedral (1710) and over 50 other churches that were rebuilt after having been destroyed by the Great Fire of London (1666). A widely respected astronomer, he was appointed professor of Gresham College, London (1657), served on the faculty of Oxford University (1661–73), and was a founder of the Royal Society (1660).

See also: Architecture; Astronomy.

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