The Honourable Robert Boyle, F. R. S. (1627-1692)

  title={The Honourable Robert Boyle, F. R. S. (1627-1692)},
  author={John Farquhar Fulton},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={119 - 135}
  • J. Fulton
  • Published 1 July 1960
  • Physics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
During the winter of 1641/42 the Honourable Robert Boyle, some years out of Eton and nearing his 15th birthday, was in Florence further improving himself in languages and the arts; he was also reading widely in the sciences, particularly the new celestial system of Copernicus and his followers. On 8 January 1642 Galileo, the blind and ageing astronomer, an exiled prisoner of the Church, died in his nearby villa at Arcetri overlooking the Florentine capital. The event profoundly stirred the… 
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