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|John Wilkins on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.English clergyman, natural philosopher and author. He was the founder of the metric system and first secretary of the Royal Society in 1660 and Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death. — Excerpted from|
- The Discovery of a World in the Moone (1638) (transcription project)
- A Discourse Concerning a New Planet (1640)
- Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger (1641), the first English-language book on cryptography
- Ecclesiastes (1646), a plea for a plain style in preaching
- Mathematical Magick (1648)
- A Discourse Concerning the Beauty of Providence (1649)
- A Discourse Concerning the Gift of Prayer: shewing what it is, wherein it consists and how far it is attainable by industry (1651)
- Vindiciae academiarum (1654), with Seth Ward
- An Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language (London, 1668), in which he proposes a new universal language for the use of natural philosophers.
- Of the Principle and Duties of Natural Religion (London, 1675). (transcription project)
Works about Wilkins
- Mentioned in Verse 21 of the Ballad of Gresham College
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