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Rhabdologia, John Napier

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Medicine

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London is granted a royal charter, separating it from the Grocers.

Births

13 July (bapt.) - Ralph Cudworth, Cambridge Platonist (d. 1688).

Deaths

11 February 1617 Death of Giovanni Antonio Magini, in Bologna, Italy

6 February - Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553).
4 April - John Napier of Merchiston, mathematician (b. 1550).

7 May 1617 Death of David Fabricius in Resterhave, Niedersachsen, Germany

1617 Birth of Seth Ward

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Chronology

1616 - 1617 - 1618

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