Martin Folkes

Martin Folkes PRS FRS (29 October 1690 – 28 June 1754), was an English antiquary, numismatist, mathematician, and astronomer.

Martin Folkes

PRS
Martin Folkes, painted & etched by William Hogarth.
14th President of the Royal Society
In office
1741–1752
Preceded byHans Sloane
Succeeded byGeorge Parker
Personal details
Born(1690-10-29)29 October 1690
Westminster, London, England, UK
Died28 June 1754(1754-06-28) (aged 63)
NationalityEnglish
Spouse(s)Lucretia Bradshaw (fl.17141741)
Children3
OccupationAntiquary, numismatist, mathematician and astronomer
Martin Folkes by Roubiliac, British Museum