Elias Ashmole

(1617—1692) astrologer and antiquary

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antiquarian and astrologer. His chief work was The Institution, Laws and Ceremonies of the Order of the Garter (1672). In 1682 he presented his collection of curiosities, bequeathed to him by John Tradescant, to Oxford University, thus founding the Ashmolean Museum.

Subjects: Archaeology — Literature.

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