Authorised form of nameBrown; Edward (1644 - 1708); physician
Other forms of surnameBrowne
Dates1644 - 1708
Place of birthNorwich, Norfolk, England, Europe
Date of birth1644
Place of deathNorthfleet, Kent, England, Europe
Date of death28 August 1708
Dates and placesBurial:
Northfleet, Kent, England, Europe
Norwich School; Trinity College, Cambridge (MB 1663); St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Incorporated at Oxford (1666); Merton College, Oxford (DMed 1667); Incorporated at Cambridge (1670)
Practised dissection and studied botany in Norwich; travelled widely in Europe (c1668-1669 and 1673); practised in London; physician at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (1682); physician-in-ordinary to Charles II
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1675, President 1704-1708)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/01/1668
ProposerWilliam Croone
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1679; 1683
Other Royal Society activityFrequent correspondent to Henry Oldenburg whilst on his travels (late 1660s)
RelationshipsParents: Sir Thomas Browne
Married: Henrietta Susanna Terne
Children: Thomas Browne (FRS 1699)
Additional relatives: father-in-law Christopher Terne (FRS 1663); son-in-law Owen Brigstocke (FRS 1710)
Published worksRCN: 30426
RCN: 30424
RCN: 30425
General contextBrown ended up marrying Henrietta, daughter of his lecturer at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Dr Christopher Terne (FRS 1663). His notes to Terne's lecture were kept at the British Museum. His main work was his account of his journeys through Eastern Europe, and he also translated two 'lives' from Plutarch's work, Themistocles and Sertorius.
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Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn; Foster; Hunter
Altname from DNB and Venn
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Royal Society codeNA3343
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/B1/151Edward Brown to Henry Oldenburg1673
EL/B1/139Edward Brown, dated at Venice, to Henry Oldenburg20 June 1669
EL/B1/142Edward Brown, dated at Norwich, to Henry Oldenburg5 February 1669
EL/B1/147Report by Edward Brown about the coppermine at HerrngrundtMarch 1669
EL/B1/146Report by Edward Brown about the goldmine at Chremnitz in HungaryMarch 1669
EL/B1/140Lists from Edward Brown to the Royal Society1669
EL/B1/136Edward Brown, dated at Carinthia, Austria, to Henry Oldenburg31 May 1669
EL/B1/148Report by Edward Brown about the silvermines at Schmnitz in Hungary1669
EL/B1/134Edward Brown, dated at Vienna, to his father, Thomas Brown3 March 1668
EL/B1/135Edward Brown, dated at Vienna, to Henry Oldenburg20 April 1669
EL/B1/132Edward Brown, dated at Vienna, to Henry Oldenburg4 February 1668
EL/B1/133Edward Brown, dated at Vienna, to Henry Oldenburg March 1669
CLP/15i/34Dissection of an ostrich by Edward Brown nd
MS/390/55Bond of Edward Browne to the Treasurer of the Royal Society10 December 1674
DM/5/101A list of benefactors to the Museum, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
IM/000599Brown, Edwardnd
EL/B1/138Edward Brown, dated at Palmanova in Friuli, to Henry Oldenburg15 June 1669
EL/B1/145Edward Brown, dated at Norwich, to Henry OldenburgMarch 1669
EL/B1/131Edward Brown, dated at Vienna, to Henry Oldenburg6 December 1668
EL/B1/141Edward Brown, dated at Norwich, to Henry Oldenburg26 November 1669
EL/B1/143Edward Brown to Henry Oldenburg28 February 1669
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