Royal Society of London

Royal Society of London, incorporated by royal charter in 1662, but owing its origin to the informal meetings about 1645 of a group of scientific men headed by Theodore Haak, a German, Dr. Wilkins, and others; in 1665 the first number of their Philosophical Transactions was published which, with the supplementary publication, Proceedings of the Royal Society, begun in 1800, constitute an invaluable record of the progress of science to the present day; encouragement is given to scientific investigation by awards of medals (Copley, Davy, Darwin, &c.), the equipping of scientific expeditions (e. g. the Challenger), &c.; weekly meetings are held at Burlington House (quarters since 1857) during the session (November till June); membership comprises some 500 Fellows, including 40 foreigners; receives a parliamentary grant of £4000 a year, and acts in an informal way as scientific adviser to Government.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Rowe, Nicholas
Rowlandson, Thomas
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Royer-Collard, Pierre Paul
Rubens, Peter Paul
Rubinstein, Anton
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Almeida, Theodore
Amiot, Father
Amman, John Conrad
Birch, Thomas
Cat, Claude Nicholas Le
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Michaelis, John David
Morand, Sauveur Francis
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