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Boyle, Robert (1627–91)

Edited by Dinah Birch

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735066
Boyle, Robert (1627–91)

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youngest son of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork. After two years at Eton College he travelled abroad and was influenced, in Geneva, by the Huguenot Isaac Marcombes. Settling in Stalbridge, Dorset, he determined to devote his life to science and good works, and became the dominant figure in English science between ...

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