Authorised form of nameMore; Henry (1614 - 1687)
Dates1614 - 1687
Dates and placesBirth:
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (October 1614)
Cambridge (01 September 1687)
Christ's College chapel, Cambridge
Clergyman, Church of England
Research Field:
Philosophy, theology
Eton College; Christ's College, Cambridge; BA (1636), MA (1639), DD (1661)
Fellow of Christ's (1639-1687); loyal to the King throughout the Civil War; one of the Cambridge Platonists; refused all preferments, including two bishoprics
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
John Wilkins
RelationshipsSon of Alexander More
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn; Hunter
John Hedley Brooke, 'Immaterial Beings or Substantiated Experiments?', review of A Rupert Hall, Henry More. Magic, Religion and Experiment in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 142-144, plate
B R Singer, 'Robert Hooke on Memory, Association and Time Perception' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 115-131
T L Underwood, 'Quakers and the Royal Society of London in the Seventeenth Century' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 133-150
P M Rattansi, 'The Intellectual Origins of the Royal Society' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 129-143
J E McGuire and P M Rattansi, 'Newton and the "Pipes of Pan"' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 108-143
I Bernard Cohen, '"Quantum in se est": Newton's Concept of Inertia in Relation to Descartes and Lucretius' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 131-155
Month of birth from DSB.
More was first elected on 17 September 1661, prior to the Society receiving its second Royal Charter, and was not officially re-elected FRS of the incorporated Royal Society until the date stated above (25 May 1664). More is therefore not considered an original Fellow of the Royal Society, a classification reserved for those named in the 1663 charter or elected within the subsequent two months, the period allowed in the charter for the declaration of Fellows. Elections like More's that predated this were no longer recognised. The date of any subsequent re-election is given in this database as the official election date.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5688
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
P/0091Portrait of More, Henry
L&P/4/91Paper, 'Of the tides at Gibraltar' by Henry More1761
IM/003161More, Henrynd
CLP/24/71Notes, On admissions to the Royal Society by Henry Oldenburg, Secretary of the Royal Society17th century
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