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Authorised form of namePope; Walter (c 1627 - 1714); astronomer and writer
SurnamePope
ForenamesWalter
Datesc1627 - 1714
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England, Europe (c.1627)
Baptism:
All Saints', Oxford, England, Europe (30 November 1628)
Death:
Bunhill Fields, London, England, Europe (c. June 1714)
Burial:
St Giles's, Cripplegate, London, England, Europe (25 June 1714)
ActivityEducation:
Westminster School; Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1645); Wadham College, Oxford (BA 1649; MA 1651; MD 1661); Incorporated at Cambridge (1657)
Career:
Fellow of Wadham (1651-1662); Sub-warden of Wadham (1658); travelled to France (1658-1659); Dean of Wadham (1660-1661); Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London (1661-1687); travelled abroad and spent two years in Italy (c.1664-1666); Registrar for the Diocese of Chester (1668-1714)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
20/05/1663
Admitted 22 May 1661
Council:
On council in 1666-1667.
Committee appointments include:
Mechanical Committee (1664)
Other RSActivity:
Involved in observations of Jupiter's satellites with Christopher Wren (FRS 1663) (1661).
Whilst in Italy, Pope was one of the Society's correspondents on matters of natural philosophy. Two papers on solar observations were published in the 'Philosophical Transactions'.
RelationshipsParents: Francis Pope and Jane Dod
Siblings: Half-brother of John Wilkins (FRS 1663)
Published worksRCN: R82667
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn; Foster; ODNB
Notes:
Approximate year of birth taken from Hunter, who also states that he was last in 1698 list.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/12647423
Royal Society codeNA5616
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/P1/46Account of quicksilver mines in Idria by Walter Pope, dated at Venice1664
EL/P1/43Walter Pope, dated at Rome, to John Wilkins5 April 1664
EL/P1/45Walter Pope, dated at Brussels, to John Wilkins13 January 1664
EL/T/21Richard Towneley, dated at Towneley, to Walter Pope16 October 1669
LBO/1/55Copy extract of letter from Walter Pope, Rome, to John Wilkins5 April 1664
CLP/8i/13a/2Digram of the solar eclipse1666
CLP/8i/13aPaper, observations of the solar eclipse witnessed on 22 June 1666 by Francis Willoughby, Dr Pope and Mr Phillip, Robert Hooke and Robert Moray1666
CLP/8i/13a/1Paper, observations of the solar eclipse witnessed on 22 June 1666 by Francis Willoughby, Dr Pope and Mr Phillip, Robert Hooke and Robert Moray1666
EL/P1/44Walter Pope, dated at Padova, to John Wilkins1 August 1664
CLP/8i/13Copy paper, the observations of the solar eclipse witnessed on 22 June 1666 by Francis Willoughby, Dr Pope and Mr Phillip, Robert Hooke and Robert Moray1666
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