Harington
or Harrington biographical name Sir John 1561-1612 English writer & translator

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  • Harington — (spr. hárringt n), Sir John, engl Schriftsteller, geb. 1561 bei Bath in Somerset, gest. 1612, zu Eton und Cambridge erzogen, nahm Kriegsdienste und ward 1599 vom Grafen von Essex auf dem Schlachtfeld zum Ritter geschlagen, dann aber in dessen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Harington Baronets — The Harington [John Tapin writes that in most existing 1600s contemporary records the spelling of the name was with a double r , however that it should be noted that the single r is used in some instances, and this is the way the family spells… …   Wikipedia

  • HARINGTON, Sir John — (1560 1612) Godson of Queen Elizabeth I,* John Harington was granted opportunities both at court and on the battlefields of Ireland. However, his literary efforts brought him his greatest success as a poet, translator, and chronicler of his age.… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Harington, Sir John — ▪ English author born 1561 died Nov. 20, 1612, Kelston, Somerset, Eng.       English Elizabethan courtier, translator, author, and wit who also invented the flush toilet.       Harington s father enriched the family by marrying an illegitimate… …   Universalium

  • Harington, Sir John — (1561 1612)    Harrington was Queen Elizabeth s godson. Educated at Eton College, King s College, Cambridge (graduating M.A. in 1581), and Lincoln s Inn, London, he was knighted in 1599 for leading a military expedition to Ireland. The queen… …   British and Irish poets

  • HARINGTON, SIR JOHN —    courtier and miscellaneous writer, translated by desire of Queen Elizabeth Ariosto s Orlando Furioso (1561 1612) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Harington, Sir John — (1561 1612)    Miscellaneous writer, and translator, b. at Kelston Park near Bath, and ed. at Eton and Camb., became a courtier of Queen Elizabeth, whose godson he was. In 1599 he served in Ireland under Essex, by whom he was knighted on the… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Charles Harington Harington — Sir Charles Harington Harington Nickname Tim, Harington of Chanak Born 31 May 1870 Chichester, England Died 22 October 1940 (aged 68) Cheltenham, England All …   Wikipedia

  • John Harington (inventor) — Infobox Person name = Sir John Harington image size = caption = Sir John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington of Exton birth date = August 4, 1561 birth place = Kelston, Somerset, England death date = November 20, 1612 death place = education =… …   Wikipedia

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