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Seventeenth Century Scientists

Jornada Interdisciplinar del Barroco
Colegio El Romeral (Attendis)
Málaga, 14 de mayo de 2008

Cristian Sánchez-Bayton Griffth

The seventeenth century was characterized by the Baroque cultural movement and the beginning of modern philosophy and organized scientific thought. Europe was torn by warfare throughout the century, by the Thirty Years’ War, the Great Turkish War, the end of the Dutch Revolt and the English Civil War among others. It was the continuation of the age of exploration; European colonization of the Americas increased throgh this period.

It was the era of Galileo, Isaac Newton, René Descartes and Johannes Kepler. In the seventeenth century, zoology books transitioned into the more rational and organized world of natural science. An important invention of the seventeenth century was the microscope, which enabled scientists to see things in a whole new way. Sigue leyendo