John Lyly

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John Lyly

Lyly's signature, from a letter to Sir Robert Cecil, 4 Feb. 1602-3
Lyly's signature, from a letter to Sir Robert Cecil, 4 Feb. 1602-3
Born1553 or 1554
Kent, England
Died30 November 1606 (age about 52)
London, England
Resting placeSt Bartholomew-the-Less, London
OccupationWriter, dramatist, courtier, and Member of Parliament
LanguageEarly Modern English
Alma materMagdalen College, Oxford
Literary movementEnglish Renaissance
Notable works
Years active1578–1602
ParentsPeter Lyly and Jane Burgh

John Lyly (1553 or 1554 – November 1606; also spelled Lilly, Lylie, Lylly) was an English writer, dramatist, courtier, and parliamentarian. he was best known during his lifetime for his two books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and its sequel Euphues and His England (1580).

References[change | change source]

  • Hunter, G. K. (1962). John Lyly: The Humanist as Courtier (376 pp). Harvard University Press.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lyly, John". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 159–162.

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