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Evelyn, John

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Born: 1620 AD
Died: 1706 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Writers

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1620 - Born on October 31st in Wotton, Surrey, England. English country gentleman, author of some 30 books on the fine arts, forestry, and religious topics.

1637 - He was admitted to the Middle Temple in February, and in May he became a fellow commoner of Balliol College, Oxford.

1646 - He traveled in France and visited the cities of Italy, returning to Paris, where he became intimate with Sir Richard Browne, the English resident at the court of France.

1647 - He married Browne's daughter and heiress, Mary, then a child of not more than twelve years of age.

1662 - He was one of the promoters of the scheme for the Royal Society, and in the king's charter was nominated a member of its directing council.

1664 - Accepted the responsibility for the care of the sick and wounded and the prisoners in the Dutch war.

1706 - Died on February 27th in Wotton, Surrey, England.

         - His Diary, kept all his life, is considered an invaluable source of information on the social, cultural, religious, and political life of 17th-century England.

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