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Samuel Clarke
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Born in Norwich, Norfolk
Born on 11th of October 1675
Died on 17th of May 1729

Born 1675. Died 1729 - English philosopher and theologian.


Studied at Cambridge. Friend and disciple of Isaac Newton. Chaplain to Queen Anne from 1706. Put forward the famous mathematical proof of God’s existence.

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