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Robert Boyle
The Works ... to which is Prefixed the Life of the Author. A New Ed. - London, J. and F. Rivington 1772 (1772 edition)

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Born: January 25, 1627

Died: December 31, 1691 (aged 64)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Robert Boyle, FRS, was a 17th-century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor, also noted for his writings in theology. He has been variously described as Irish, English and Anglo-Irish, his father having come to Ireland from England during the time of the Plantations.

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