(15 Sep 1643 - 17 Mar 1715)
Scottish prelate and writer who became bishop of Salisbury (1689-1715). As a writer of history, he pioneered the scientific approach of preparing his written work based on original documents available to him. His greatest historical works were the History of the Reformation in England (1679) and History of His Own Time (begun 1685, published posthumously). He also authored numerous biographies, treatises and sermons.
Science Quotes by Gilbert Burnet (1 quote)
...learning chiefly in mathematical sciences can so swallow up and fix one's thought, as to possess it entirely for some time; but when that amusement is over, nature will return, and be where it was, being rather diverted than overcome by such speculations.
— Gilbert Burnet
An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England (1850), 154