biographical name William 1600-1669 English Puritan pamphleteer

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  • Prynne — may refer to:* William Prynne (1600 ndash;1669), a British Puritan statesman * George Fellowes Prynne (1853 ndash;1927), a British architect * J. H. Prynne (1936 ndash; ), a British poet * Hester Prynne, the protagonist of the novel The Scarlet… …   Wikipedia

  • Prynne — Prynne, William, geb. 1600 zu Swanswick in Somersetshire, Sachwalter in London, wurde wegen tadelnder Äußerungen gegen die Königin eingesperrt u. gebrandmarkt. In Folge der Unruhen frei gelassen, wurde er zum Abgeordneten gewählt u. leitete die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Prynne — This unusual name recorded in the spellings of Prin, Prine, Pring, Prinn, Prinne, Preon, Pryn, and Prynne, is a surname derived directly from a baptismal name of endearment. The origin is from prin , a word which was introduced into England by… …   Surnames reference

  • Prynne — /prin/, n. William, 1600 69, English Puritan leader and pamphleteer. * * * …   Universalium

  • Prynne — /prɪn/ (say prin) noun William, 1600–69, English pamphleteer and Puritan; imprisoned and mutilated for his attacks on the Commonwealth …   Australian English dictionary

  • Prynne — /prin/, n. William, 1600 69, English Puritan leader and pamphleteer …   Useful english dictionary

  • PRYNNE, WILLIAM° — (1600–1669), Puritan barrister and pamphleteer. Prynne first came to notice through his vehement opposition to the theater. A fierce tirade against the stage coincided, unfortunately for him, with Queen Henrietta Maria s appearance in a court… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Prynne, William — born 1600, Swainswick, Somerset, Eng. died Oct. 24, 1669, London English Puritan pamphleteer. Trained as a lawyer, he published Puritan tracts from 1627 and assailed Anglican ceremonialism. He attacked popular amusements, especially plays, in his …   Universalium

  • Prynne, William — (1600–69)    Polemicist.    Prynne was born in Somerset, and he was educated at the University of Oxford. A determined Puritan, he was a prolific pamphlet writer. His Histriomastix, directed against the immorality of playacting, was understood as …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Prynne, William — (1600, Swainswick, Somerset, Inglaterra–24 oct. 1669, Londres). Panfletista puritano inglés. Formado como abogado, publicó panfletos puritanos desde 1627 y atacó el ceremonialismo anglicano. Condenó las diversiones populares, en especial las… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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