Charles Boyle

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Birthday
28, 1674
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 28, 1731 (57)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1674
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 28, 1731 (57)

About

Officially named Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, he was both a politician and a patron of scientific study.

Before Fame

He represented Charleville in the Irish Parliament during the late 1690s.

Trivia

His patronage allowed engineer George Graham to build a proportional model of the solar system.

Family Life

He was born to Lady Mary Sackville and Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery.

Associated With

He and poet Nicholas Rowe were both born in England in 1674.