Thomas Hariot

He did not like (or valued) the old story of the creation of the world. He could not believe the old position ; he would say ex nihilo nihil fit (nothing comes from nothing). But a nihilum killed him at last : for in the top of his nose came a little red speck (exceeding small) which grew bigger and bigger, and at last killed him. I suppose it was that which the chirurgians call a noli me tangere (touch me not).

died in 1621.