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Elias Ashmole
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Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire
Born on 23rd of May 1617
Died on 18th of May 1692

Born 1617. Died 1692 - English antiquary.


He qualified as a lawyer in 1638 and combined work for the Royalist cause with the study of topics such as mathematics, natural philosophy, astronomy, astrology and alchemy. In 1677 he presented a collection of rarities to Oxford University thus founding the Ashmolean Museum, built in 1682.

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