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Philip Packer FRS (24 June 1618 Groombridge, Kent - 24 December 1686) was a British barrister and architect. He was a courtier to Charles II, and friend to Christopher Wren.

He was educated at University College, Oxford where he matriculated in 1635. He then took up law at the Middle Temple and was called to the bar as a barrister in 1647.

He rebuilt Groombridge Place with Wren's help in 1662. On 21 May 1669, he met with Samuel Pepys. He was an Original Fellow of the Royal Society.

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