Sir Christopher Wren(1632-1723), Architect and scientist
Sitter in 14 portraits
Architect and scientist. After the Great Fire of 1666, he rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral and many of the City churches; his other work includes the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford (1664-9), Trinity College Library in Cambridge (1674-84), Chelsea Hospital and Greenwich Hospital (from 1696). He was Professor of Astronomy at Oxford and later President of the Royal Society.
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by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt