Lives of the fellows

Richard Blackburne

b.1652 d.?
AB Cantab(1669) MD Leyden Hon FRCP(1685)

Richard Blackburne, MD, was born in London, and educated at Trinity college, Cambridge, as a member of which he proceeded AB in 1669. He was entered on the physic line at Leyden 23rd May, 1676, being then twenty-four years of age, and he graduated doctor of medicine in that university. He was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1685. Created a Fellow of the College by the charter of king James II, he was admitted as such at the Extraordinary Comitia of 12th April, 1687. Dr Blackburne practised during the season at Tunbridge Wells.(1) He was Censor in 1688. He was, we learn from Wood, the author of a short account of the celebrated Thomas Hobbs, of Malmesbury, under the title of
Vitæ Hobbianæ Auctarium.

William Munk

[(1) Britton’s Memoir of Aubrey. 4to. Lond. 1845, p.17]

(Volume I, page 451)

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