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Sir Christopher Wren Sir Christopher Wren was born under the rule of Charles I During the year 1632 this child prodigy was born He was born with the gifts of mathematics He then learned to do many things with mathematics Wren became a professor of astronomy experimented in scientist and was in the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge Everyone must start somewhere and that somewhere was the Westminister School Wren then moved onto Oxford where he received his degree and also received the title the miracle of youth Whinney 8 from his close friend John Evelyn Evelyn thought it was amazing that Wren could use his brilliance for science instead of the arts Most people in that time who where considered brilliant were people of the art profession John would soon see how Wren used his architecture as art There is no true reason why Wren turned to architecture He was truly admired for his works of art He would watch modern architecture being built with an undisturbed eye It was like a high school band watching Mozart Sir Christopher once sat and watched the Louvre being built In one of his few letters he writes I would have given my skin for it but the old reserved Italian gave me but a few Minutes View it was five little designs in Paper for which he hath received as many thousand Pistoles I had only time to copy it in my Fancy and Memory I shall be able by Discourse and a Crayon to give you a tolerable Account of it Whinney 26 At about the time Sir Christopher Wren was making a name for himself Saint Pauls Church of London was in need of restoration Wren then drew up quite a few sets of plans until he collaborated a couple to have a final set Wrens plans were almost extreme in idea he wanted to make the inside nave
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