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Last NameWren    
Given NameChristopher    
alt. NamesC. W. ; Christophorus Wren / Sir Christopher Wren ;    
ChildrenChristopher‏ ‎Wren jr. 1675-1747‏    
Year born1632 in East-Knoyle in Wiltshire, UK    
Year died1723    
Place of deathLondon, UK    
Father's occupationChristopher‏ ‎Wren sen. 1589-1658‏, clergyman of the Church of England    
Educationearly education in the classics, astronomy & physiology; Wadham College, Oxford (B.A., 1653 M.A), Fellow of All Souls College at Oxford    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forplates w. microscopic motifs in ->Robert Hooke (1635-1703): Micrographia (London 1666); anatomical plates for Thomas Willis: Cerebri Anatome (1664 & 1666)    
PatronageRoyal Society (founding member); City of London (rebuilding London after the great fire of 1666), since 1668 as Royal Architect; King Charles II    
Collaborators->Robert Hooke, curator of Royal Society; brain anatomist Thomas Willis (1621-1675)    
Techniquesdrawing, esp. of objects seen through a microscope; anatomical copper engraving ; first 3D lunar model 1661 (not preserved but depicted in a painting)    
Sample(s)www.uh.edu/engines/epi1567.htm ; www.oldlondonmaps.com/viewspages/0345.html ;     
Archival sourcesD.Cavalcanti et al: Anatomy, technology, art & culture, Neurosurgical Focus 27,3 (2009), 16f.; Neri 2011: 110-35;    
Published sourcesAKL; Grünthal 1957: 102-5; 122-3; Clarke & Dewhurst 1972: 71-2; Schoonover 2010: 36-7; L. Weaver: C.W.,Scientist,Scholar&Architect,N.Y.1928; Lisa Jardine:On a Grander Scale,London2004;M.Power:Trans.Conn.Acad.Arts1945:37-44;Lapage 1961:23f; Putscher 1972:54f. ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 # 1992 ;     
otherfamous as one of Britain's most distinguished mathematicians & architects (design of St. Paul's Cathedral in London), Pro­f. at Gresham College, Lon­don & Oxford 1661-73;     

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