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Authorised form of nameWren; Christopher (1675 - 1747)
SurnameWren
ForenamesChristopher
Dates1675 - 1747
NationalityEnglish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (18 February 1675)
Death:
24 August 1747
ActivityResearch Field:
Numismatics
Education:
Eton College; Pembroke College, Cambridge (admitted 1691); Middle Temple (admitted 1694)
Career:
Deputy Clerk Engraver of the Works (1694-1702); travelled in Europe (1698); Chief Clerk of the Works (1702-1716); MP for Windsor (1713-1715); devoted his latter years to compiling the 'Parentalia' published by his son, Stephen
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
30/11/1693
RelationshipsSon of Sir Christopher Wren (FRS 1660) and his first wife, Faith, daughter of Sir John Coghill; married, first, Mary, daughter of Philip Musard, Jeweller to Queen Anne, second, Constance, widow of Sir Roger Burgoyne, Bart, of Wroxall, and daughter of Sir Thomas Middleton of Stansted Mountfichet, Essex
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn; MT; Sedgwick
References:
J A Bennett, 'Wren's Last Building?' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 107-118
Royal Society codeNA7062
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