Robert Hooke Biography

Robert Hooke FRS was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath.

His adult life comprised three distinct periods: as a scientific inquirer lacking money; achieving great wealth and standing through his reputation for hard work and scrupulous honesty following the great fire of 1666, but eventually becoming ill and party to jealous intellectual disputes. These issues may have contributed to his relative historical obscurity.

He was at one time simultaneously the curator of experiments of the Royal Society and a member of its council, Gresham Professor of Geometry and a Surveyor to the City of London after the Great Fire of London, in which capacity he appears to have performed more than half of all the surveys after the fire. He was also an important architect of his time – though few of his buildings now survive and some of those are generally misattributed – and was instrumental in devising a set of planning controls for London whose influence remains today. Allan Chapman has characterised him as "England's Leonardo". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Robert Hooke
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Physicist, Architect
Religion:
Anglicanism
Date of Birth:
July 28, 1635
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
March 3, 1703
Age at Death:
67
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