Thomas Molyneux ( 1661 - 1733 )

Birth: Dublin, Ireland (14 April 1661) Death: 19 October 1733 Burial: Armagh Cathedral, County Armagh Profession: Physician Research Field: Medicine; Zoology Education: Christ Church School, Dublin; Trinity College, Dublin; BA (1680), MA, MB (1683), MD (1687); Leyden (admitted 1683) Career: Travelled in England, Holland and France (1683-1687); first scientific article discussing 'the dissolution and swimming of heavy bodies in Mentruums far lighter than themselves' published in 'Nouvelles de la Republique des Lettres' (August 1684); returned to Ireland but fled to England and practised in Chester (1688-1690), and later in Dublin; MP in the Irish Parliament for Ratoath (1695-1699); Regius Professor of Physic, Dublin (1717-1733); Physician-General to the Army (Ireland) (1718-33); Physician to the State (1715-30) Honours: Bt 1730 Memberships: Fellow of the Irish College of Physicians (President 1702, 1709, 1713, 1720); Dublin Philosophical Society Membership: Fellow Election Date: 3/11/1686.