Wren, Christopher

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Wren, Christopher Gender: M
born on 20 October 1632 Jul.Cal. (30 Oct 1632 greg.) at 19:44 (= 7:44 PM )
Place East Knoyle, England, 51n0426, 2w1016
Timezone LMT m2w1016 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°55' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°40 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°09'

Christopher Wren


British architect, one of the most famous of the British architects, who designed Saint Paul's Cathedral and more than 50 other London churches after the great London fire of 1666. The son of a clergyman, his father was Dean of Windsor and the boy was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, 1653, achieving early fame as a mathematician and astronomer. A professor of astronomy at Gresham College in London, 1657-1661, he designed his first building, the chapel of Pembroke in 1663.

Wren was one of the foundation members of the Royal Society in 1661. He studied architecture in France for nine months and after returning in 1666, he prepared a plan to reconstruct London after the Great Fire. Design of the new St. Paul's Cathedral took a total of 35 years to complete. Wren designed 52 London churches, Greenwich Hospital, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, 1689-1702. He was Knighted in 1673.

Wren made his first marriage to Faith Coghill in 1669 and after her death he married Jane Fitzwilliam in 1676. He died on 25 February 1723, Hampton Court and is buried in St. Paul's, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : End a program of study 1653 (Graduated Wadham College)
  • Work : New Career 1657 (Professor of astronomy)
  • Social : Joined group 1661 (Became a member of the Royal Society)
  • Work : New Job 1663 (Designed his first church)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1669 (First marriage Faith Coghill)
  • Work : Prize 1673 (Knighted)
  • Work : Gain social status 1675 (Designed St. Paul's Cathedral)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1676 (Second marriage Jane Fitzwilliam)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1689 (Started designing Kensington Palace)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 February 1723 Jul.Cal. (8 Mar 1723 greg.) (Age 90)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Harmer in AQ 9/1957, same from Weymss in "Wheel of Life," Vol 2, October 20, 1632 OS, 8:00 PM LAT. Modern Astrology 1939 cites the chronology of his family as his father recorded the birth of his 11 kids, with the record now in the National Library of Wales. A prior son, also named Christopher, was born October 20, 1631 and died within the hour. As Wren was born on the same date a year later, he was given the same name


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Prior child with same name born one year earlier)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (First wife died)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Architect, designer)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of astronomy)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Famed architect)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession