BOOK LICHFIELD HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Elias Ashmole
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire
Born on 23rd of May 1617
Died on 18th of May 1692

Born 1617. Died 1692 - English antiquary.


He qualified as a lawyer in 1638 and combined work for the Royalist cause with the study of topics such as mathematics, natural philosophy, astronomy, astrology and alchemy. In 1677 he presented a collection of rarities to Oxford University thus founding the Ashmolean Museum, built in 1682.

Links:
internal link Buried here

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Elias Ashmole?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

6344 views since 12th February 2007

Brit Quote:
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not - Jonathan Swift
More Quotes

On this day:
First True King of England Crowned - 0973, Becket Becomes Archbishop of Canterbury - 1162, Army Seizes Charles I - 1647, Battle of Lowestoft - 1665, Evacuation of Dunkirk ends - 1940
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages