Lives of the fellows

Lewis Molins alias Du Moulin

b.1603 d.20 October 1680
MD Leyden MD Cantab(1634) LRCP(1639/40) MD Oxon(1649)

Lewis Du Moulin, MD, was a doctor of medicine of Leyden, incorporated first at Cambridge, 10th October, 1634, and secondly at Oxford, 14th July, 1649. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians, 7th February, 1639-40. “Dr Molins, or Du Moulin, was a Frenchman born, the son of the famous Peter du Moulin, a French protestant, and was lately,” says Wood, “established Camden’s professor of History in this university, by the committee of Parliament for the reformation thereof. After the restoration of his Majesty he was turned out of his professorship by his Majesty’s commissioners for regulating the university. Whereupon, retiring to the city of Westminster, he lived there a most violent nonconformist. He was,” continues Wood, “a fiery, violent, and hot-headed Independent,- a cross and ill-natured man; and, dying 20th October, 1680, aged 77 years, was buried within the precincts of the church of St Paul, in Covent garden, in which parish of which he had before lived several years.” We have from his pen-
Oratio Auspicalis, cui subjuncta est laudatio Clarissimi viri Gul: Camdeni, dicente Lud. Molinæo, Prof. Hist. Camd. et M.D. 4to. Oxon. 1652.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 227)

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