The Latest Date of Composition of Gilbert's De mundo

  title={The Latest Date of Composition of Gilbert's De mundo},
  author={Richard A. Jarrell Jarrell},
  pages={94 - 95}
William Gilbert (1540-1603) is generally known for his De magnete of 1600, but as Sister Suzanne Kelly has shown in her work on his posthumous De mundo nostro sublunari philosophia nova (1651), the English physician entertained thoughts on a wider front than magnetism.' The dates of composition of the manuscripts of the De mundo have been determined by Sister Suzanne from internal evidence as sometime after 1590 for the first part, the Physiologiae, and the 1580s for the second part, the… 
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