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us: Charleton, Walter, 1620-1707

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    • us: P. M., 1620-1707
    • us: Charleton, W. (Walter), 1620-1707
    • us: Charletonus, Gualterus, 1620-1707
    • us: Charleton, Gualterus, 1620-1707
    • us: Charleton, William, 1620-1707
    • us: Charlton, Walt. (Walter), 1620-1707
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1620-02-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1707-04-24
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Shepton Mallet (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England and Wales
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Covent Garden (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Jersey
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nantwich (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Royal College of Physicians of London
        • Affiliation Start: 1650 April
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Royal Society (Great Britain)
        • Affiliation Start: 1661 May 15
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Magdalen College (University of Oxford)
        • Affiliation Start: 1635 July 3
        • Affiliation End: 1643 January
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Medicine
          (lcsh) Philosophy
            (lcsh) Physiology
              (lcsh) Theology
                (lcsh) Natural theology
                  (lcsh) England--Antiquities
                • Occupation

                    (lcsh) Physicians
                      (lcsh) Philosophers
                        (lcsh) Scientists
                          (lcsh) Theologians
                            (lcsh) Antiquarians
                                Royal physician
                            • Related Terms

                              • us: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649
                              • us: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685
                            • Additonal Related Forms

                              • us: Magdalen College (University of Oxford)
                              • us: Royal College of Physicians of London
                            • Earlier Established Forms

                                Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707
                            • Sources

                              • found: His The Cimmerian matron, 1688: t.p. (P.M.)
                              • found: LC in OCLC, 7/26/84 (hdg.: Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707; usage: Walter Charleton)
                              • found: DNB (Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707)
                              • found: Epicurus Epicurus' morals ... 1670: prelim. leaf 18 signed (W. Charleton)
                              • found: InU/Wing STC files (usage: ... Gualt. Charletono)
                              • found: Fleitmann, S. Walter Charleton (1620-1707), "Virtuoso", c1986: p. 3 (English physician and scientist; b. 2/2/1620 (O.S. 1619))
                              • found: NUC pre-1956 (Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707)
                              • found: LC manual cat. (hdg.: Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707)
                              • found: His Exercitationes physico-anatomicae, 1659: t.p. (... Gualtero Charleton)
                              • found: His The immortality of the human soul, 1699: t.p. (William Charleton)
                              • found: His Natural history of nutrition ..., 1659: t.p. (Walt. Charlton)
                              • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 31 August 2016 (Charleton, Walter (1620-1707), physician and natural philosopher; born on 2 February 1620, at Parsonage House, Shepton Mallet, Somerset; entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, on 3 July 1635; he was granted the DM in January 1643, and almost immediately was appointed physician-in-ordinary to Charles I; by June 1649, had evidently moved to London; set up his medical practice in Russell Street, Covent Garden; in April 1650, elected as a candidate to the College of Physicians; embarked on his publishing career in 1650 with three small medical books, two of them translations of works by Van Helmont; a representative of the new iatrochemistry; philosophical writings among the earliest works in the English tradition of natural theology; indebtedness to recent works in the new mechanical philosophy; most significant publication, his Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana of 1654, a translation and paraphrase of Gassendi's revival of Epicurean natural philosophy; writings on physiology and antiquity; from 1659, his publications in natural philosophy, with one or two slight exceptions, were concerned with human or animal anatomy, human physiology, pathology, or the nature of the "passions" and other mental phenomena attributed to the supposedly material animal soul; many of his medical writings were also presented as exercises in natural theology; probably spent time in Paris, appointed physician-in-ordinary to Charles II in exile; after Restoration, eulogistic publications about Charles II; work on Stonehenge; elected to the Royal Society on 15 May 1661, active member until 1668; became honorary fellow of the College of Physicians in December 1664, full fellow in 1676, president in 1689, 1690, and 1691; shortly after 1691, left London, for either Jersey or Nantwich, Cheshire; died in London 24 April 1707)
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                              • 2016-09-22: revised
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