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Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist

Donna Bilak.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology. 1634 words.

Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist, was born on 13 October 1623 in Wrentham, Suffolk, the son of the Revd John Allen, or Allin (c. 1596–1671), and his first wife,...

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Ayton, William Alexander (1816–1909), Church of England clergyman and alchemist

R. A. Gilbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology. 478 words.

Ayton, William Alexander (1816–1909), Church of England clergyman and alchemist, was born on 28 April 1816 in the Bloomsbury district of London, the son of William Capon Ayton. He was...

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The background

in Galileo

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity; History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 4545 words.

‘The background’ gives an explanation of the prevailing scientific doctrine in the time of Galileo. Aristotelian philosophy was the basis of University education from the thirteenth...

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Blomfild [Blomefield], William (fl. 1529–1574), alchemist and priest

Lawrence M. Principe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Science and Technology. 446 words.

Blomfild [Blomefield], William (fl. 1529–1574), alchemist and priest, was born in Bury St Edmunds. He was a Benedictine monk and priest at Bury in his youth. In 1529 he was questioned at...

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Bollard, Nicholas (fl. 1427), Dominican friar and writer on botany

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Science and Technology. 147 words.

Bollard, Nicholas (fl. 1427), Dominican friar and writer on botany, was assigned by a provincial chapter after 1427 to Oxford convent as a friar ministerialis. He was the author of a work...

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Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 201 words.

Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London,...

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Conflicts with astronomers and theologians

in Galileo

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity; History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7480 words.

‘Conflicts with astronomers and theologians’ documents Galileo's dealings with the Catholic Church and fellow astronomers. Galileo inadvertently offended Christopher Schelner, a Jesuit...

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Conflicts with philosophers

Stillman Drake.

in Galileo

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity; History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 5786 words.

‘Conflicts with philosophers’ outlines some of the disagreements Galileo had with natural philosophers. In 1604 Galileo had a feud with a philosopher over the distance of a supernova from...

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The <i>Dialogue</i> and the Inquisition

in Galileo

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity; History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2695 words.

‘The Dialogue and the Inquisition’ discusses how Galileo's Dialogue of the two Chief Systems of the World, which discussed the merits of Copernicanism over Aristotelianism, led him to the...

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The final years

in Galileo

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity; History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 5655 words.

‘The final years’ charts Galileo's time under house arrest until his death. Galileo was banned from having any of his work published or reprinted, but despite this his books were translated...

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