Martin Folkes, English antiquarian

Martin Folkes, English antiquarian

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Caption: Martin Folkes (1690-1754), English antiquarian and mathematician. Folkes studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of 23. He rose to become a member of the Council by 1716 and a vice-president by 1723. He was elected President of the Royal Society in 1741, a post he held until 1752. He was also a member of the French Academy (1742), and president of the Society of Antiquaries from 1749 to 1754. His works include histories of silver and gold coins, and 'Observations on the Trajan and Antonine Pillars at Rome' (1736). Engraving by William Hogarth (1697-1764).

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