William Harvey's birthplace

This beautiful marble memorial tablet, unveiled in 1978, remembers the place in Folkestone (Church Street) were William Harvey was born on 1st April 1578. The inscription reads as follows: "NEAR THIS SPOT WAS BORN / ON 1ST APRIL 1578 / WILLIAM HARVEY / THE WORLD RENOWNED SCIENTIST / AND DISCOVERER OF / THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD / HIS FATHER AND MOTHER / ATTENDED THE NEARBY PARISH CHURCH / AND HIS FATHER WAS MAYOR OF FOLKESTONE / IN THE YEARS 1586, 1599, 1601 AND 1611 / +PIU' ARDE PIU' SPLENDE+".

  • Photos by Giuseppe Serena ti.supmacla|aneres.g#| (September 2013)

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