Samuel Rowbotham

Samuel Rowbotham

Birth
England
Death 23 Dec 1884 (aged 67–68)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Beckenham, London Borough of Bromley, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 7368594 · View Source
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Astronomer. Rowbotham was the founder of the Flat Earth Society. He believed that the Earth was flat and not round. He travelled extensively starting in 1849 for over 35 years publishing and lecturing about his beliefs. In 1849 he wrote his work, "Zetetic Astronomy: A Description Of Several Experiments Which Prove That The Surface Of The Sea Is A Perfect Plane And That The Earth Is Not A Globe!" He became instrumental with the founding in England and New York of the Universal Zetetic Society in 1873.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7368594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Rowbotham (1816–23 Dec 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7368594, citing Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Beckenham, London Borough of Bromley, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .