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Sir Kenelm Digby, English author, naval commander and diplomatist, c 1645.

Houbraken

 
Sir Kenelm Digby, English author, naval commander and diplomatist, c 1645.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving by J Houbraken from a painting by Anthony Van Dyke. Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665) discovered the necesity of oxygen to the life of plants. A friend of Charles I, Digby was knighted in 1623 and helped found the Royal Society in 1663.

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10301016

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