William Gilbert

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In existographies, William Gilbert (411-352 BE) (1544-1603 ACM) (IQ:185|#76) (ID:3.14|59) (RGM:641|1,350+) (PR:2,085|65AE / physicist:49) (Murray 4000:18|P) (Becker 160:77|3L) (CR:34) (LH:3) (TL:37) English chemist-physicist, astronomer, and physician, noted for []


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“It should be recalled that Gilbert had not mentioned Bruno in that book, but he echoed several of Bruno's beliefs, such as that the earth moves because it is a living animal with a soul, and that it gives parts of its soul to humans, to vivify them, and that the sun, moon, planets, and stars all have souls - and even that god is a soul. Gilbert was active in London at the same time that Bruno lived there, and therefore historians argue that Bruno helped to inspire Gilbert's cosmology. Gilbert died in 1603, but he left a manuscript, On the World, in which he mentioned Bruno three times..”
— Alberto Martinez (2018), Burned Alive: Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition (pg. #) [1]

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  1. Martinez, Alberto. (2018). Burned Alive: Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition (pg. #). Reaktion Book.


  • Anon. (2021). “William Gilbert Biography” (YT), The Documentary, Jan 14.

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