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Vaughan, Henry
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(Apr 17, 1622, Llansaintffraed, Wales – Apr 23, 1695, Newton-by-Usk, Wales). In 1638 Henry Vaughan and his twin brother Thomas, a philosopher in the hermetic tradition, entered Jesus College in Oxford. He studied law in London, but practiced as a country doctor in Brecon and Newton after 1655. The chaos of the Civil War and a world turned upside down, which he experienced as an Anglican royalist, have been thought responsible for the spiritual and intellectual transformation that …

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Meller, Horst, “Vaughan, Henry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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