Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715) Scottish historian and Bishop of Salisbury



Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715) was a Scottish theologian and historian, and Bishop of Salisbury. He was fluent in Dutch, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Burnet was respected as a cleric, a preacher, and an academic, as well as a writer and historian. He was associated with the Whig party.
Facsimile engraving from a 17th century original published in ‘Woodburn’s Gallery of Rare Portraits’ by Samuel Woodburn (1785-1853), London 1816.

Copper engraving
Digital image size 2766 x 2824 px
23.4 cm x 23.9 cm (300 dpi)