Henry Oldenburg

17th-century German-English theologian, philosopher, and scientist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Henry Oldenburg (also Henry Oldenbourg) FRS (c. 1618 as Heinrich Oldenburg – 5 September 1677),[1] was a German theologian, diplomat, and natural philosopher, known as one of the creators of modern scientific peer review. He was one of the foremost intelligencers of 17th-century Europe, with a network of correspondents to rival those of Fabri de Peiresc, Marin Mersenne, and Ismaël Boulliau.[2] At the foundation of the Royal Society in London, he took on the task of foreign correspondence, as the first Secretary.[3][4]

Henry Oldenburg portrayed by Jan van Cleve (III), 1668