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sir christopher wren and works,Sir christopher wren is the greatest British architect,sir christopher wren's history,biography& history of buildings,The Monument toThe Great Fire of London,Trinity College,Wren Building,Wren Libary,St.Paul’s Cathedral,Royal Observatory.this were designed by sir christopher wren.The greatest British architect of all time was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire,london. sir christopher wren is renaissance architecture in england.
Wren was born in Wiltshire England in 1632. •He attended Wadham College, in Oxford, starting in 1649. •He was made the Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 1657. •He became an architect around 1661. •He died London, England, in 1723.

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  1. 1. .•Sir christopher wren was born in Wiltshire England in 1632. •He attended Wadham College, in Oxford, starting in 1649. •He was made the Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 1657. •He became an architect around 1661. •He died London, England, in 1723. Sir Christopher Wren kumaresht17@gmail.com
  2. 2. Sir christopher wren is the greatest British architect of all time was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, in 1632, the son of the rector of Knoyle.Sir christopher Wren attended Westminster School and Wadham College, Oxford, where he graduated with a masters degree in 1651. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  3. 3. At this stage Wren was a pure scientist focusing on astronomy, physics, and anatomy. He experimented with submarine design, road paving, and design of telescopes. At the tender age of 25 he was offered the Chair of Astronomy at Gresham College, London. In 1660 Wren was one of the founding members of the Society of Experimental Philosophy. In 1662, under the patronage of Charles II, this body became known as the Royal Society. Wren died in 1723. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  4. 4. Building Year of built The Monument to The Great Fire of London Between 1671 and 1677 Trinity College After The Great Fire of London Wren Building 1700 Wren Library 1695 St. Paul’s Cathedral 1708 Royal Observatory 1675 BUILDINGSBUILDINGS kumaresht17@gmail.com
  5. 5. •On 2nd September, 1666, the Great Fire of London destroyed a large area of the city including St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren was given the task of designing and rebuilding St. Paul's - a task that was to take him thirty-five years to complete. The most dramatic aspect of St. Paul's was its great dome. It was the second largest dome ever built •The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance to Baroque style. •Its impressive dome was inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, rising 108 metres, making it a famous London landmark. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  6. 6. Wren LibraryWren Library The Wren Library is the library of Trinity College in Cambridge. It was designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and completed in 1695. It is credited as being one of the first libraries to be built with large windows to give comfortable light levels to aid readers The library is a single large room built over an open colonnade on the ground floor of Nevile's Court. The floor of the library proper within the upper storey lies several feet below the external division between the two storeys, reconciling the demands of use with the harmony of architectural proportion. This device prefigures the inner, middle and outer domes at St Paul's Cathedral kumaresht17@gmail.com
  7. 7. Trinity's buildings also have many notable features. On the top of the West Tower sit four female statues, which represent Astronomy, Geometry, Medicine, and Theology. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  8. 8. Flamsteed House, the original part of theFlamsteed House, the original part of the Observatory, was designed by SirObservatory, was designed by Sir ChristopherChristopher WrenWren and was the first purpose-built scientificand was the first purpose-built scientific research facility in Britain.research facility in Britain. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  9. 9. Wren BuildingWren Building (College of William and Mary)(College of William and Mary) The Wren Building is a highly notable building on the campus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,Virginia. Construction began August 8, 1695 and was completed in 1700. The Wren Building is the oldest continually used academic building in the U.S. According to tradition, the building was designed by famous British architect Christopher Wren. The building is constructed out of red brick and contains classrooms, offices, and a chapel. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  10. 10. The Monument to The Great Fire ofThe Monument to The Great Fire of LondonLondon The Monument to The Great Fire of London, more commonly known as The Monument is a 61-metre (202-foot) tall stone Roman doric column in the City of London, near to the northern end of London Bridge. It is located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 61 metres from where the Great Fire of London started in 1666. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  11. 11. • It consists of a large fluted Doric column built of Portland stone topped with a gilded urn of fire, and was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. The west side of the base of the Monument displays an emblematical sculpture; with King Charles II, and his brother, James, the Duke of York surrounded by Liberty, Architecture, and Science, giving directions for its restoration. •Its 61-metre height marks the monument's distance to the site of Thomas Farynor, the king's baker's shop in Pudding lane, where the fire began. At the time of construction (between 1671 and 1677) it was the tallest freestanding stone column in the world. kumaresht17@gmail.com
  12. 12. THANK YOUTHANK YOU KUMARESH T kumaresht17@gmail.com

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