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Authorised form of nameVernon; Francis (c 1637 - 1677); traveller and diplomat
SurnameVernon
ForenamesFrancis
Datesc 1637 - 1677
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth Place:
Near Charing Cross, London, England
Death Place:
Persia
Burial Place:
Ispahan, Persia
ActivityResearch Field:
Antiquities
Education:
Westminster School; Christ Church, Oxford; BA (1658), MA (1660)
Career:
Began his travels before he had taken his Master's degree, captured by pirates and sold; returned to Oxford (c 1660); accompanied the Earl of Carlisle, Ambassador-Extraordinary to Sweden (1668); Secretary to the Embassy at Paris, where he acted as medium of communication between men of science in England and France (1669-1671); travelled through Venice, Dalmatia, Greece, Turkey and Persia, where he was murdered by some Arabs in a quarrel over a penknife
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
22/05/1672
Proposers:
Henry Oldenburg
RelationshipsSon of Francis Vernon, gent, of London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Foster
References:
A Rupert Hall, 'John Collins on Newton's Telescope' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 71-78
Royal Society codeNA5652
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/V/18Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg3 December 1671
EL/V/3Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg5 April 1669
EL/V/11Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg29 January 1670
EL/V/10Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg30 October 1669
EL/V/16Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg24 December 1670
EL/V/25Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg23 April 1672
EL/V/4Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg9 April 1669
EL/V/20Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg (1)9 January 1672
EL/V/21Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg27 January 1672
EL/V/15Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg29 September 1670
EL/V/8Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg2 August 1669
EL/V/17Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg18 March 1671
EL/V/5Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg11 May 1669
MS/73Journal of travels in the Eastern Mediterranean by Francis Vernon1675-1676
EL/V/23Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg8 March 1672
IM/004722Vernon, FrancisNovember 2000
EL/V/9Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg3 October 1669
EL/V/22Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg30 January 1672
EL/V/24Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg20 April 1672
EL/V/14Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg4 September 1670
EL/V/7Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry OldenburgJune 1669
EL/V/6Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg14 May 1669
EL/V/13Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg19 July 1670
EL/V/12Francis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg1670
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