Woodward, John

In Latin: Sacred to the memory of John Woodward, a doctor the most celebrated, and a philosopher the most noble, whose genius and learning his writings diffused over the face of nearly the whole Globe, but whose liberality and love [caritatem] for his country the university of Cambridge, enriched by his munificence and embellished by his wealth, declares to perpetuity. Born on the Kalends of May [1 May] 1665. He died on the seventh Kalends of May [25 April] 1728. Colonel Richard King, a Commissioner of Public Works, to a friend most deserving, decreed this sepulchre. [Translation courtesy of Westminster Abbey website, amended.]
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Year of death: 1728.
Age at death: 62 (classed as: ).