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Theodore Haak (1605–1690) by Jonathan Richardson the elder © Royal Society


Haak, Theodore (1605–1690), translator and natural philosopher, was born on 25 July 1605 at Neuhausen, near Worms, where his father, Theodor Haak, held some administrative office; his mother, Maria, was the daughter of Daniel Tossanus, a Huguenot refugee who had become rector of the ...


Waller, Richard (c. 1660–1715), natural philosopher and translator, is of unknown origin except that his mother, Mary, who later married a Mr More, was educated in the classics and was an artist of note in her day. About 1683 Waller married Anna (surname unknown), with whom he had several children and lived sometime near ...