Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Heylyn, Peter

Born: 1600, Burford, Oxfordshire
Died: May 8, 1662, Westminister, Middlesex
  • Peter CraftEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_506-1


This encyclopedia entry provides information about the life, heritage, and rupture with the tradition, innovative and original aspects, and impact and legacy of Peter Heylyn, a seventeenth-century theological and geographical historian.


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Primary Literature

  1. Heylyn, Peter. 1621. Microcosmus. Oxford: John Lichfield and James Short.Google Scholar
  2. Heylyn, Peter. 1652. Cosmographie in four books. … 4 vols. London: Henry Seile.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Barnard, John. 1683. Theologo-historicus, or, the true life of the most reverend divine and excellent historian Peter Heylyn. London: Daniel Brown.Google Scholar
  2. Heylyn, Peter. 2004. The Oxford dictionary of national biography. Oxford: Macmillan.Google Scholar
  3. Vernon, George. 1682. The life of the learned and reverend Dr. Peter Heylyn… . London: C. Harper.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Felician UniversityLodiUSA