Browne, Sir Thomas

(9 oct. 1605, Londres, Inglaterra–19 oct. 1682, Norwich, Norfolk).

Médico y escritor británico. Mientras practicaba la medicina, desarrolló una carrera paralela como escritor. Su trabajo más conocido, Religio Medici (1642), es un diario de meditaciones sobre el hombre, la naturaleza y los misterios de Dios. Una obra más extensa, conocida comúnmente como Vulgar Errors [Errores vulgares] (1646), intenta corregir varias creencias y supersticiones populares. También escribió sobre antigüedades y la bella y sutil A Letter to a Friend [Carta a un amigo] (1690).

Sir Thomas Browne, grafito sobre vitela al estilo de R. White; National Portrait Gallery, Londres.
By courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Browne,Sir Thomas — Browne, Sir Thomas. 1605 1682. English physician and writer known for the richness of his prose in works such as Religio Medici (1642), an attempt to reconcile Christian faith with scientific knowledge. * * * …   Universalium

  • Browne, Sir Thomas — born Oct. 19, 1605, London, Eng. died Oct. 19, 1682, Norwich, Norfolk British physician and author. While practicing medicine, he began a parallel career as a writer. His best known work, Religio Medici (1642), is a journal of reflections on the… …   Universalium

  • Browne, Sir Thomas — (1605–82)    Philosopher and Scientist.    Browne studied medicine at the Universities of Oxford, Montpellier, Padua and Leyden. From 1637 he lived in Norwich where he practised as a doctor. He is remembered as the author of the Religio Medici in …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • BROWNE, SIR THOMAS —    physician and religious thinker, born in London; resided at Norwich for nearly half a century, and died there; was knighted by Charles II.; was, Professor Saintsbury says, the greatest prose writer perhaps, when all things are taken together,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Browne, Sir Thomas — (1605 1682)    Physician and miscellaneous and metaphysical writer, s. of a London merchant, was ed. at Winchester and Oxf., after which he studied medicine at various Continental univs., including Leyden, where he grad. He ultimately settled and …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Browne, Sir Thomas — (1605 1882)    London born physician, poet and author, from a Cheshire family. Educated at Winchester College and Pembroke College, Oxford, he received his medical degree from Leiden, Holland, and lived and died in Norfolk. His famous treatise… …   British and Irish poets

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  • Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic — The Sir Thomas Adams s Professorship of Arabic is the senior professorship in Arabic at the University of Cambridge.One of the oldest professorships in Cambridge, the chair was founded by Sir Thomas Adams in 1643, with the stipend paid by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sir Thomas Browne — Arte El arte es la perfección de la naturaleza. La naturaleza hizo un mundo y el arte otro. Bondad El que tiene lo bastante para poder hacer bien a otros, es rico. Crítica El que censura a los demás, indirectamente se alaba a sí mismo. Saber No… …   Diccionario de citas

  • Library of Sir Thomas Browne — No single document gives better evidence of the erudition of Sir Thomas Browne, physician, philosopher and encyclopedist than the 1711 Sales Auction Catalogue of the Library of Sir Thomas Browne . It also provides an insight into the… …   Wikipedia

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