Robert Hooke


Robert Hooke (1635-1703) was an English scientist, architect, and natural philosopher who became a key figure in the Scientific Revolution. Hooke conducted his scientific experiments outside the auspices of universities, and he was a great believer in the importance of technological innovations in instrumentation, pioneering countless improvements in the fields of navigation, optics, and clockmaking, amongst many others.

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  • 1635 - 1703
    Life of the English scientist and architect Robert Hooke.
  • 1659
    Robert Hooke develops a new type of air pump.
  • 1662
    Robert Hooke is appointed the Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society in London.
  • 1663
    Robert Hooke is made a fellow of the Royal Society in London.
  • 1665
    Robert Hooke's Micrographia presents flora and fauna as seen under maginfication using a microscope.
  • 1675
    Robert Hooke is involved in the plans for an oberservatory in Greenwich, London.
  • 1677 - 1682
    Robert Hooke serves as secretary of the Royal Society in London.