James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

June 11

On Sir Kenelm Digby

By Anonymous

  • Sir Kenelm Digby, who died on June 11th, 1665, was an English philosopher and student of the natural sciences. He was a royalist and became chancellor to Queen Henrietta Maria.

  • BORN on the day he died, the eleventh of June;

    And that day bravely fought at Scanderoon.

    How rare that one and the same day should be

    His day of birth, of death, and victory.