Reference Entry

Petty, Sir William (1623-1687), natural philosopher and administrator in Ireland

Toby Christopher Barnard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Education and early career | Surveyor in Ireland, 1650s | Politics, public office, and Ireland, 1660-1685 | Political arithmetic and commercial schemes | Family life and last years

Reference Entry.  3205 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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