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William Cuningham, M.D. was a physician, astrologer, and engraver who practised at Norwich about 1559, when he published his work called 'The Cosmographical Glasse,' which contained many woodcuts, as well as a bird's-eye map of Norwich, the whole engraved by himself.
On May 15, 1551, Cuningham was admitted to Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. In 1557 he was admitted to the degree of M.B. at Cambridge, he studied medicine for seven years. Cuningham also studied at the University of Heidelberg. It is supposed that he was received his M.D. at Heidelberg about 1559, at which period he seems to have changed his name from Keningham to Cuningham.
Between 1556 and 1559 Cuningham was residing at Norwich, he attained eminence as a physician in London, he was also noted for his skill in I astrology. In 1563 he was appointed public lecturer at Surgeons' Hall.
Cuningham was an engraver as well as an author, several of the woodcuts in the 'Cosmographicall Glasse,' which contained many woodcuts, as well as a birds-eye map of Norwich, England. Among other curious illustrations that book contains a portrait of the author arrayed in his doctor’s robes.
It is not known when or where William Cuningham died.
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