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Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Chemist and natural philosopher
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A natural philosopher, chemist and theologian, Boyle discovered 'Boyle's Law' of the pressure and volume of gases; his scientific writings brought him a European reputation. He attacked the traditional belief that matter was composed of the four elements, and was a founder member of the Royal Society. By his will he founded the 'Boyle lectures' to illustrate the harmony between science and religion.
by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Unknown artist