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Encyclopedia > Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery

Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (July 28, 1674 - August 28, 1731), the second son of Roger, 2nd earl, was born at Chelsea. July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... Chelsea is a district of London, loosely defined by the area around the Kings Road, beginning at Sloane Square at one end, and the Worlds End public house at the other, the River Thames and the Victorian artists district to the south, and some parts between the King...


He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and soon distinguished himself by his learning and abilities. Like the first earl, he was an author, soldier and statesman. He translated Plutarch's life of Lysander, and published an edition of the epistles of Phalaris, which engaged him in the famous controversy with Bentley. He was three times member for the town of Huntingdon; and on the death of his brother, Lionel, 3rd earl, in 1703, he succeeded to the title. Christ Church, called in Latin Ædes Christi (i. ... Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery (April 25, 1621 - October 26, 1679), British soldier, statesman and dramatist, 3rd surviving son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, was created baron of Broghill on February 28, 1627. ... Mestrius Plutarch (c. ... Lysander (d. ... For the genus of grass, see Phalaris (grass). ... Richard Bentley (January 27, 1662 - July 14, 1742) was an English scholar and critic. ... This article is about the English town of Huntingdon. ...


He entered the army, and in 1709 was raised to the rank of major-general, and sworn one of her Majesty's privy council. At the battle of the Wood he acted with distinguished bravery. He was appointed queen's envoy to the states of Brabant and Flanders; and having discharged this trust with ability, he was created an English peer, as Baron Boyle of Marston, in Somersetshire. // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries. ... // Definitions Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, French: Flandre or Flandres) has two main designations: a historical region (the County of Flanders), and an administrative region of Belgium (the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community). ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ...


In 1713, under the patronage of Boyle, clockmaker George Graham created the first mechanical solar system model that could demonstrate proportional motion of the planets around the Sun. The device was named the orrery in the Earl's honor. // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... George Graham (1674?-1751) was an English clockmaker and inventor and a member of the Royal Society. ... Jupiter at South Station, part of Museum of Science, Boston scale model Mechanical models, called orrerys, that illustrate the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system have been built for centuries. ... A simple orrery. ...


Charles Boyle received several additional honours in the reign of George I; but having had the misfortune to fall under the suspicion of the government he was committed to the Tower in 1722, where he remained six months, and was then admitted to bail. On a subsequent inquiry it was found impossible to incriminate him, and he was discharged. George I King of Great Britain and Ireland George I (George Ludwig von Guelph-dEste) (28 May 1660–11 June 1727) was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) from 23 January 1698, and King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 1 August 1714, until his death. ... The Tower of London, seen from the river, with a view of the water gate called Traitors Gate. ...


Among the works of Roger, earl of Orrery, will be found a comedy, entitled As you find it, written by Charles Boyle. His son John, the 5th Earl of Orrery, succeeded to the earldom of Cork on the failure of the elder branch of the Boyle family, as earl of Cork and Orrery. The title Earl of Cork was created in 1620. ...

Preceded by:
Lionel Boyle
Earl of Orrery Followed by:
John Boyle

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. The title Earl of Orrery was created in 1660. ... John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and of Orrery (13 January 1707 - 16 November 1762), was a writer and a friend of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (July 28, 1674 - August 28, 1731), the second son of Roger, 2nd earl, was born at Chelsea.
Charles Boyle received several additional honours in the reign of George I; but having had the misfortune to fall under the suspicion of the government he was committed to the Tower in 1722, where he remained six months, and was then admitted to bail.
His son John, the 5th Earl of Orrery, succeeded to the earldom of Cork on the failure of the elder branch of the Boyle family, as earl of Cork and Orrery.
Orrery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
An orrery is a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in heliocentric model.
Orrerys are sometimes referred to as planetariums, although generally, planetariums are hemispherical theaters in which images of the night sky are projected onto on overhead surface.
He was supported (as a patron) by Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, and thus the name.
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