People: Mentors

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