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John Wilkins
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Born in Daventry, Northamptonshire
Born on 1st of January 1614
Died on 19th of November 1672

Born 1614. Died 1672 - English churchman and scientist.

Educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. Studied mathematics and mechanics though became a domestic chaplain. One of the founders of the Royal Society. Works include Discovery of World in the Moon (1628) and Discourse concerning a New Planet (1640).

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