- Name: Thomas Browne
- Born: 10/19/1605
- Died: 10/19/1682 (77 years old)
- Known for: Religio Medici, Urne-Burial and The Garden of Cyrus, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Christian Morals
Sir Thomas Browne (//; 19 October 1605 ? 19 October 1682) was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry.
Browne’s literary works are permeated by references to Classical and Biblical sources as well as the idiosyncrasies of his own personality. Although often described as suffused with melancholia, his writings are also characterised by wit and subtle humour, while his literary style is varied, according to genre, resulting in a rich, unique prose which ranges from rough notebook observations to polished Baroque eloquence.
School: Pembroke College, Oxford, University of Padua, University of Leiden
Birth Place: London
Death Place: Norwich
Thomas Browne quotes :
Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.Thomas Browne