Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral Photography by Carlos Dorce

St. Paul’s Cathedral
Photography by Carlos Dorce

St. Paul’s Cathedral is the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. It was built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, and services began in 1697.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

A lot of very important English men like Lord Nelson or the Duke of Wellington are buried here but among all these names we notice that the great Christopher Wren was also buried here under the crypt:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

On the wall next to the grave there is this plaque written in Latin:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Christopher Wren is buried under the founder of this church and of the city. He lived beyond the age of ninety, not to himself but for the public good reader. If you seek his monument, look around you.

Died February 25, 1723, s. 91.

There is also a memorial plaque for “one of the most ingenious men who ever lived”: Robert Hooke.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

It’s forbidden to take pictures in the cathedral but it’s always possible to find a guard who allows you to take a pair of them. Thank you very much anonymous guard!

Location: St. Paul’s Cathedral in London (map)

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