Thomas Browne (Browne Thomas)( English writer, connoisseur of antiquities, a doctor.)
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Born October 19, 1605 in London. He studied at Winchester College and Brodgeyt Hall (now Pembroke College), Oxford University, graduated from education in 1626. He traveled to Ireland, studied medicine at the universities of Montpellier and Padua, his PhD in Leiden, who later settled in Halifax, where he began to practice. In 1637, having received a PhD at Oxford, he moved to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life.
Brown was an outstanding physician, but his international fame of the writer during his lifetime has eclipsed the glory of physician. The first book Religion doctor (Religio Medici, 1642) without the knowledge of the author has been double printed with one of the manuscripts that went among his friends. In 1646 published a book The epidemic of false opinions (Pseudodoxia Epidemica), better known under the name Common misconceptions, which collected very entertaining talk about science, antiquities and history. In 1658 was published by Brown's latest book - burial in urns and garden of Cyrus (Urne Burial and The Garden of Cyrus).
Although Brown was a royalist convictions, and in 1671 Charles II ordained him a knight, only an echo of the civil war in his writings is a cursory mention of 'irrational this century'. Brown died in Norwich on Oct. 19, 1682.