Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan

Henry Rice Vaughan (1621 − April 23, 1695) was a Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet.

Vaughan and his twin brother, the hermetic philosopher and alchemist Thomas Vaughan, were the sons of Thomas Vaughan and his wife Denise (née Morgan) of 'Trenewydd', Newton, in Brecknockshire, Wales. Their grandfather, William, was the owner of Tretower Court.

Vaughan spent most of his life in the village of Llansantffraed, near Brecon, where he is also buried. Vaughan is also known for writing a seminal work on economics and currencies, A Discourse on Coins and Coinage.

Read more about Henry Vaughan:  Early Life, Secular Works, Conversion, Poetic Influences, A Discourse of Coin and Coinage, Death and Legacy, Works

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