Ten Facts to Celebrate Sir Christopher Wren’s Birthday!

  1. He lived to the commendable age of 91!
    Sir Christopher Wren

    Sir Christopher Wren 1632-1723

  2. He studied at the prestigious Oxford University
  3. The first building he designed was a chapel for Pembroke College, Cambridge
  4. He helped re-plan London after the Great Fire of 1666
  5. He is buried inside St. Paul’s Cathedral and his gravestone reads ‘If you seek his memorial, look about you.’ – He stated St. Paul’s Cathedral to be his “masterpiece”
  6. There is a crater on the planet Mercury which is named The Wren Crater, after the man himself
  7. He built a transparent beehive to aid the study of bees
  8. He didn’t turn to architecture until he was 30! Yet remains the most highly regarded British architect of all time
  9. The oldest college building in the USA is at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and named after him
  10. He graffitied Stonehenge!
Sir Christopher Wren's Name Carved into Stone Henge

Sir Christopher Wren carved his name into Stonehenge!


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