Aubrey's Brief Lives

Biographies in John Aubrey's Brief Lives


John Aubrey (1626 - 1695) made a collection of notes, anecdotes and gossip about his contemporaries which are gathered together under the title Brief Lives. He was friendly with many of the English scientists of the day including many of the earliest members of the Royal Society. He gives a lively, and not necessarily accurate, account of some of the mathematicians in our archive.


Isaac BarrowMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Robert BoyleMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Henry BriggsMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
William BrounckerMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
John DeeMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
René DescartesMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Henry GellibrandMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Edmund GunterMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Edmund HalleyMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Thomas HarriotMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Thomas HobbesMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Robert HookeMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Nicolaus MercatorMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Jonas MooreMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
William OughtredMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
John PellMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Henry SavileMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Ludolph Van CeulenMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
John WallisMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
John WilkinsMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography
Christopher WrenMacTutor biographyAubrey's biography


Index of Societies, honours, etc.
Main index Biographies Index

JOC/EFR February 2016

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