Royal Society

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Royal Society

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an association founded in England by Charles II in 1660 to promote research in the sciences
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Noun1.Royal Society - an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported scienceRoyal Society - an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
honorary society, academy - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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November 28, 1660: The Royal Society was founded in London: 'The Royal Society of London for improving natural knowledge' was originated by a group of thinkers meeting in London around 1645.