Christopher Wren, an English architect, mathematician, and astronomer, was born on October 20, 1632 in East Knoyle, United Kingdom.

On this day (October 20), 1632, the English architect, mathematician and astronomer Christopher Wren was born in East Knoyle (United Kingdom).
Wren spent his first eight years in East Knoyle and was educated by the Reverend William Shepherd, a local clergyman. On June 25, 1650, Wren entered Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied Latin and the works of Aristotle. It is anachronistic to imagine that he received a scientific training in the modern sense. However, Wren became closely associated with John Wilkins, the warden of Wadham. The Wilkins Circle was a group whose activities led to the formation of the Royal Society, made up of a number of distinguished mathematicians, creative workers, and experimental philosophers. This connection likely influenced Wren's studies of science and mathematics at Oxford.
Upon receiving his master's degree in 1653, Wren was elected to All Souls' College in the same year and began an active period of research and experimentation at Oxford. Among them are a number of physiological experiments on dogs, including one now recognized as the first injection of fluids into the bloodstream of a living animal under laboratory conditions.
In 1662, they proposed a society "for the promotion of Physical-Mathematical Experimental Learning". This body received its Royal Charter from Charles II and the "Royal London Society for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge" was formed. As well as being a founding member of the Society, Wren was President of the Royal Society from 1680 to 1682.
The main sources for Wren's scientific achievements are the records of the Royal Society. His scientific works ranged from astronomy, optics, the problem of finding the longitude in the sea, the cosmology, mechanics, microscopy, surveying, medicine and meteorology . He observed, measured, dissected, built models, and employed, invented, and improved a variety of instruments.
Out of curiosity, one of Wren's friends, another great scientist and architect and colleague of Westminster , Robert Hooke said of him: "Since the time of Archimedes hardly has a hand been found in a man so perfectly so mechanical and such a philosophical mind.
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- Mr. Wren
- tell me
- London is burning
- pour water
- we already do it
- see how easy it is?
- but it's still burning
- add more water
- Mr. Wren
- can't you see I'm looking at the Moon?
- do you want to live?
- how?
- do you want to stay alive?
- yes, I would like to
- then stop looking at the Moon
- why?
- and come with me before we burn down in London
- he will look at the Moon another time
- wow, it was being a magical moment
- you'll find another one

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