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John Wilkins

Author, Scientist, Religion (1614 — 19-Nov-1672)


P. A. Wright Henderson. The Life and Times of John Wilkins: Warden of Wadham College, Oxford; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge; and Bishop of Chester. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood and Sons. 1910.

Jaap Maat. Philosophical Languages in the Seventeenth Century: Dalgarno, Wilkins, Leibniz. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1999.

Barbara J. Shapiro. John Wilkins, 1614-1672: An Intellectual Biography. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1969.

Robert E. Stillman. The New Philosophy and Universal Languages in Seventeenth-Century England: Bacon, Hobbes, and Wilkins. Bucknell University Press. 1995. 359pp.

Joseph L. Subbiondo (editor). John Wilkins and 17th-Century British Linguistics. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: J. Benjamins. 1992. 374pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1560)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.408)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (p.564)

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