Mentors

Members of the Royal Society mentioned on this web

Died Antony's

Constantijn Huygens

March 28, 1687 friend and colleague

Cornelis Isaaks 's Gravesande

December 5, 1691 neighbor who helped him learn anatomy and dissection techniques

Henry Oldenburg

September 5, 1677 first editor, translator, and publisher; founding member of the Royal Society

Jacob Spoors

January 22, 1677 older friend who furthered his interests in geometry and mathematics

Reinier de Graaf

August 30, 1673 mentor who wrote the cover letter to his first letter to the Royal Society

Robert Hooke

March 3, 1703 most important supporter

William Davidson

January 1, 1689 master in the linen trade during his apprenticeship in Amsterdam