Robert Boyle

Baptism date: 
January 25, 1627
Burial date: 
December 31, 1691

Boyle was Oldenburg's patron. While his science, like Newton's, was rooted in alchemy, he was one of the developers of the modern scientific method. Now, Boyle is known as the first chemist.

See the Robert Boyle Project based at Birkbeck College, University of London.

 

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