Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg

Germany, England 1619 – 1677

Comments: Neal Stephenson's The Baroque Cycle gives well researched, fictitious views of Oldenberg and all the Royal Society members;

Teachers: Spinoza; influenced by Francis Bacon; Athanasius Kircher; William Gilbert, author of De Magnete, 1600; William Harvey, discoverer of blood circulation in Du Motu Cordis aka On the Motion of the Heart; Evangelista Torricelli, who created 1st vacuum in 1644, and created a barometer; Otto von Guericke of Magdeburg, 1st air pump;


Friends: John Milton; Robert Boyle; Samuel Hartlib; William Petty; John Wilkins; Robert Southwell;John Winthrop the Younger; Julius Reichelt, coin collector,1637–1719;

Enemies: Isaac Newton

Author: editor of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Organizations: Royal Society

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Oldenburg ; http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/forms/advanced?people=oldenburg%2C+henry ;