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influence remains today. Allan Chapman has characterised him as "England's Leonardo ". [ 1 ] Hooke studied at Wadham College during the Protectorate where he became one of a tightly knit group of ardent Royalists centred around John Wilkins . Here he was employed as an assistant to Thomas

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Although his research clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry , and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method . He is best known for Boyle's law

Robert Holmes (Royal Navy officer) print that pageTimeline of Robert Holmes (Royal Navy officer)


Born in or about 1622 the son of Henry Holmes, esq. of Mallow, County Cork , Ireland , nothing is known of Holmes' early life, although his flawless command of written language and his elegant handwriting suggest a good education. He is in all probability the grandchild of the Robert Holmes

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of the Observatory, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren probably with the assistance of Robert Hooke and was the first purpose-built scientific research facility in Britain. It was built for a cost of £520 (£20 over budget) out of largely recycled materials on the foundations of Duke

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As a judge, Hale was noted for his resistance to bribery and his willingness to make politically unpopular decisions which upheld the law. He sat in Parliament, either in the Commons or the Upper House , in every Parliament from the First Protectorate Parliament to the Convention Parliament

Robert Burton (scholar) print that pageTimeline of Robert Burton (scholar)


He was born at Lindley , Leicestershire , Robert Burton was the son of Ralph Burton and the brother of William Burton the antiquary. Burton spent most of his life at Oxford, first as a pupil at Brasenose College , and then as a student (the equivalent of a fellow at other Oxford and Cambridge

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Cheyne (d.1430) of Brooke-in-Westbury, by Alice Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford II of Hooke , and aunt to Humphrey Stafford, 1st Earl of Devon (d.1469). Edmund Cheyne was the eldest son of Sir Ralph Cheyne (c.1337-1400) of Poyntington, Somerset, by Joan Pavely, daughter & co-heiress

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Charles Wheatstone was born near Gloucester . His father was a music-seller in the town, who moved to 128 Pall Mall, London , four years later, becoming a teacher of the flute. Charles, the second son, went to a village school, near Gloucester, and afterwards to several institutions in London

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Although born into a once-powerful Sussex Anglo-Norman family, Levett's father was a country vicar, and the future Lord Mayor grew up in straitened circumstances after the family lost much of its medieval wealth. [ 2 ] Although born with connections, Richard Levett and his brother Francis

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A universal joint , universal coupling , U joint , Cardan joint , Hardy- Spicer joint , or Hooke 's joint is a joint or coupling in a rigid rod that allows the rod to 'bend' in any direction, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion. It consists of a pair of hinges located