A contemporary manuscript translation into Latin of Thomas Browne's Religio medici, written in France.
Sir Thomas Browne: Religio medici
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8459
- Dates of Creationc. 1644
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- Language of MaterialLatin
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682), physician and author, was born in London on 19 October 1605, and attended Winchester College and Broadgates Hall, Oxford (B.A., 1626; M.A., 1629). He practised medicine in Oxfordshire before studying at Montpellier and Padua. He graduated M.D. at Leyden in 1633, and practised thereafter in Norwich. He was knighted in 1671. Browne's treatise, Religio medici, was published in 1642, and translated subsequently on the continent. Browne died at his home in Norwich on 19 October 1682.
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Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Thomas Browne in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, vol. III (London, 1908), pp. 64-72.
Other Finding Aids
The collection is no. 1276 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 131.