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Robert Boyle (1627–91)
|Born||25 January 1627
|Died||31 December 1691 (aged 64)
|Known for||Boyle's law, founder of modern chemistry|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Influences||Robert Carew, Galileo Galilei, Otto von Guericke, Francis Bacon|
|Influenced||Considered the founder of modern chemistry|
Robert Boyle is best known for Boyle's law.
Scientific research was the main focus of Boyle's life. He joined other like-minded men in a group which called itself the "Invisible College". He was part of the group which founded the Royal Society in 1660.
As a director of the East India Company Boyle spent large sums in promoting the spread of Christianity in the East. He contributed liberally to missionary societies and to the expenses of translating the Bible or portions of it into various languages.
- Hunter, Michael. (2000). Robert Boyle, 1627-91: scrupulosity and science. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. ISBN: 9780851157986; OCLC 185478148
- __________. 2009. Boyle: between God and science. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN: 9780300123814; OCLC 698916661
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Sculpture of a young boy, thought to be Boyle, on his parents' monument in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
One of Robert Boyle's notebooks (1690-1691) held by the Royal Society of London. The Royal Society archives holds 46 volumes of philosophical, scientific and theological papers by Boyle and seven volumes of his correspondence.
Plaque at the site of Boyle and Hooke's experiments in Oxford
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