Sir Dr Thomas Browne
(1605-1682)

Died aged c. 77

Sir Thomas Browne (/braʊn/; 19 October 1605 – 19 October 1682) was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry and are permeated by references to Classical and Biblical sources as well as the idiosyncrasies of his own personality. Although often described as suffused with melancholia, Browne's writings are also characterised by wit and subtle humour, while his literary style is varied, according to genre, resulting in a rich, unique prose which ranges from rough notebook observations to polished Baroque eloquence.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Browne's Meadow Sir Thomas Browne 1605-1682 Physician and author of Religio Medici had a lease of a meadow on the site behind this plaque

Ferry Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom where they had a lease of a meadow

Sir Thomas Browne Physician and Author of Religio Medici 1605-1682 Lived in a house that once stood near this plaque At the junction of the Haymarket and Orford Place

1 Orford Place, Norwich, United Kingdom where they lived near