Thomas Browne

Short Name: Thomas Browne
Full Name: Browne, Sir Thomas, 1605-1682
Birth Year: 1605
Death Year: 1682

Browne, Sir Thomas, born in St. Michael's, Cheapside, London, Oct. 19, 1605, and educated at Winchester, and at the Hall now known as Pembroke College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1626. He practised as a physician in Oxfordshire, Shipden Hall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, and at Norwich. In 1671 he was knighted by Charles II. at Norwich, and died there, Oct. 10, 1682. He wrote numerous scientific, antiquarian, and other works, including Religio Medici, 1642, and others, republished in Bonn's Library. The Religio Medici has been edited in the Golden Treasury series, Macmillan, 1882, with great fulness of detail. He is known principally to hymnology through his fine hymn, "The night is come; like to the day."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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