John Wilkins

John Wilkins, (1614 - 1672) was an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal Society. He was Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death.

Wilkins is one of the few persons to have headed a college at both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. He was a polymath, although not one of the most important scientific innovators of the period. His personal qualities were brought out, and obvious to his contemporaries, in reducing political tension in Interregnum Oxford, in founding the Royal Society on non-partisan lines, and in efforts to reach out to religious nonconformists. He was one of the founders of the new natural theology compatible with the science of the time. He is particularly known for ''An Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language'' (1668) in which, amongst other things, he proposed a universal language and an integrated system of measurement, similar to the metric system.

Wilkins lived in a period of great political and religious controversy, yet managed to remain on working terms with men of all political stripes; he was key in setting the Church of England on the path toward comprehension for as many sects as possible, "and toleration for the rest." Gilbert Burnet called him "the wisest clergyman I ever knew. He was a lover of mankind, and had a delight in doing good."

His stepdaughter married John Tillotson, who became Archbishop of Canterbury. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1720
Reprinted by Samuel Kneeland, for Benj. Eliot, at his shop, in King Street

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1704
printed for J. Lawrence, at the Angel in the Poultrey; and A. and J. Churchil, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1759
Printed for Thomas Armitage in Draper's Court, near Nicholas Gate

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1718
Printed for W. Churchill, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row, and M. Lawrence in the Poultry

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1734
printed for J. Walthoe, J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, G. Conyers, R. Wilkin, D. Midwinter, B. Lintot, A. Bettesworth, B. Sprint, J. Bonwick, R. Robinson, B. Motte, A. Ward, T. Longman, S. Birt, T. Ward and E. Wicksterd
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by Wilkins, John
Published 1718
printed for William Churchill, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1707
printed for J. Nicholson, at the King's-Arms in Little Britain; A. Bell, at the Cross-Keys in Cornhill; B. Tooke, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet; and R Smith under the Piazza's of the Royal-Exchange

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1701
printed for Ri. Chiswell, Will. Battersby, and Will. Rogers

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1723
printed for R. Bonwicke, W. Freeman, J. Walthoe, M. Wotton, B. Tooke, J. and B. Sprint, D. Midwinter, G. Conyers, T. Ballard, and B. Cowse
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by Wilkins, John
Published 1704
printed for R. Chiswel, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard; C. Brome at the Gun at the west end of St. Paul's; and the assigns of Rob. Battersby
Subjects: '; ...Wilkins, John / 1614-1672...

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1715
printed for R. Bonwicke, W. Freeman, Tim. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, M. Wotton, S. Manship, B. Tooke, J. Nicholson, J. Sprint, D. Midwinter, R. Parker, R. Smith, G. Conyers, T. Ballard, and B. Cowse
Subjects: '; ...Wilkins, John / 1614-1672...

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1718
printed, and sold by J. & B. Sprint at the Bell in Little-Britain, and R. Ford at the Angel in the Poultry

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by Wilkins, John
Published 1710
printed for R. Chiswell, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; C. Brome, at the West-End of St. Paul's; J. Nicholson and J. Sprint, in Little-Britain
Subjects: '; ...Wilkins, John / 1614-1672...

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Published 2009
Cambridge University Press
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