One of the greatest architects of the Seventeenth century, Sir Christopher Michael #Wren, was born on this day 20 October, 1632.
So, what were some of the structures Wren designed?
- Hampton Court Palace, Baroque side, for William & Mary
- Kensington Palace (it was converted from the smaller Nottingham House to Kensington House).
- Old Royal Naval College (then a Royal Hospital for Seamen).
- The Monument to the Great Fire of London.
- St. Paul’s Cathedral.
And, yes, before anyone has a go at me, he was assisted in some of these by Nicholas Hawksmoor and Robert Hooke.
I really admire Christopher Wren because I love the aesthetics of his designs and the fact he was so prolific with his work.
Do you like Christopher Wren? If yes, or if no, do let me know what you think!