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Oliver Cromwell
(25 Apr 1599 - 3 Sep 1658)

English ruler who was a military leader that became Lord Protector after his overthrew the British monarchy.

Science Quotes by Oliver Cromwell (2 quotes)

I beseech you in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
— Oliver Cromwell
Letter, to General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1650). In The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England (1763), Vol. 19, 322.
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I would have my son mind and understand business, read little history, study the mathematics and cosmography; these are good, with subordination to the things of God. … These fit for public services for which man is born.
— Oliver Cromwell
In Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell (1899), Vol. 1, 371.
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On the day of Cromwell’s death, when Newton was sixteen, a great storm raged all over England. He used to say, in his old age, that on that day he made his first purely scientific experiment. To ascertain the force of the wind, he first jumped with the wind and then against it; and, by comparing these distances with the extent of his own jump on a calm day, he was enabled to compute the force of the storm. When the wind blew thereafter, he used to say it was so many feet strong.
In 'Sir Isaac Newton', People’s Book of Biography: Or, Short Lives of the Most Interesting Persons of All Ages and Countries (1868), 248.
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