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Sir Thomas Browne, 1605-1682

Statue.

A statue of Sir Thomas Browne stands in the Haymarket in the centre of Norwich. He was a doctor in the city in the 17th century.

He is best-known for his book Religio Medici featuring his thought on God, man and nature.

He also wrote a book correcting many popular beliefs and superstitions, known as Browne's Vulgar Errors, as well as several books about antiquities.

Browne received his knighthood from King Charles II in September 1671.

He was a keen naturalist and made numerous notes on nature in Norfolk. He died in 1682 and was buried in the church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.

Sir Thomas Browne's statue is on the Norwich Science Trail, a book produced by the
Inspire Hands-On Science Centre.

See also:
I for Inspire

Internet links:
Sir Thomas Browne
The Cambridge History
of English and American Literature

 

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