Bazalgette, Sir. Joseph William b. March 28, 1819 d. March 15, 1891 Victorian Engineer. He has been credited with being as influential in improving the appearance of London as Sir Christopher Wren, and with saving more lives than any other single Victorian public official. In 1853-54 a cholera epidemic killed 10,738 inhabitants of London, at a time when the water-bourne nature of the cholera bacillus was not recognised. Then in the hot summer of 1858, "the Great Stink of London" overwhelmed all those who ventured near, or lived by, the Thames-including the...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Wimbledon St Marys Churchyard, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England Plot: Bazalgette family vault, left side, behind church.