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Baynard, Anne


Preston, Lancashire, England


Barnes, Surrey, England


Natural Philosopher


Anne Baynard was a British natural philosopher. Like most young women of her class, Ann Baynard was tutored by her father, a member of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Her education encompassed classical languages and philosophy as well as science and mathematics, preparing her for a scholarly life. Considered in her time an exemplar of piety and virtue, her erudition was directed to the elucidation of Protestant theology; she disdained secular learning for its own sake. Although she wrote a number of texts in Latin and English, none has survived.


"I would wish that all young persons might be exhorted to read the great book of nature, wherein they may see the wisdom and power of the Creator, in the order of the universe, and in the production of all things." -Anne Baynard, 1697


List of Women Astronomers

Additional Information

A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography
Barry's History of Women in Astronomy

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