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ASHMOLE, ELIAS (1617-1692), antiquary and astrologer; educated at Lichfield; solicitor, 1638; joined royalists and in 1644 was appointed commissioner of excise at Lichfield; studied physics and mathematics at Brasenose College, Oxford; commissioner of excise, captain of horse and comptroller of ordnance, Worcester; Windsor Herald, 1660; held successively several government appointments; presented, 1677, his collection of curiosities to Oxford University, to which he subsequently bequeathed his library; M.D. Oxford, 1690; wrote or edited antiquarian and Rosicrucian works.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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