Digby, Sir Kenelm
- (1603-1665)Miscellaneous writer, b. near Newport Pagnell, s. of Sir Everard D., one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators, was ed. at Oxf., travelled much, and was engaged in sea-fighting. Brought up first as a Romanist, then as a Protestant, he in 1636 joined the Church of Rome. During the Civil War he was active on the side of the King, and on the fall of his cause was for a time banished. He was the author of several books on religious and quasi-scientific subjects, including one on the Choice of a Religion, on the Immortality of the Soul, Observations on Spenser's Faery Queen, and a criticism on Sir T. Browne's Religio Medici. He also wrote a Discourse on Vegetation, and one On the Cure of Wounds by means of a sympathetic powder which he imagined he had discovered.
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Digby, Sir Kenelm — • Physicist, naval commander and diplomatist, b. at Gayhurst (Goathurst), Buckinghamshire, England, 11 July, 1603; d. in Covent Garden, Westminster, 11 June, 1665 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Digby, Sir Kenelm — ▪ English philosopher and diplomat born July 11, 1603, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died June 11, 1665, London English courtier, philosopher, diplomat, and scientist of the reign of Charles I. Digby was the son of Sir Everard Digby … Universalium
DIGBY, SIR KENELM — a son of the preceding; was knighted by James I.; served under Charles I.; as a privateer defeated a squadron of Venetians, and fought against the Algerines; was imprisoned for a time as a Royalist; paid court afterwards to the Protector; was… … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Sir Kenelm Digby — Sir Kenelm Digby † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sir Kenelm Digby Physicist, naval commander and diplomatist, b. at Gayhurst (Goathurst), Buckinghamshire, England, 11 July, 1603; d. in Covent Garden, Westminster, 11 June, 1665. He was the… … Catholic encyclopedia
Kenelm Digby — Sir Kenelm Digby (July 11 1603 ndash; June 11 1665) was born at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, England. He was of gentry stock, but his family s adherence to Roman Catholicism coloured his career. His father, Sir Everard, was executed in 1606 for his … Wikipedia
Sir Everard Digby — Sir Everard Digby † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sir Everard Digby Born 16 May, 1578, died 30 Jan., 1606. Everard Digby, whose father bore the same Christian name, succeeded in his fourteenth year to large properties in the Counties of… … Catholic encyclopedia
Kenelm — m English: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements cēne keen, bold + helm helmet, protection. The name was popular in England during the Middle Ages, when a shadowy 9th century Mercian prince of this name was widely revered as… … First names dictionary
Digby, Lady Venetia Anastasia — die Tochter Sir Edward Stanley s, eine der gefeiertsten Schönheiten England s und ihrer Zeit, durch unzählige Bildnisse, welche die Anmuth ihre Gesichtszüge verewigten, noch mehr aber durch die sonderbare Art ihres Todes bekannt. Sie war an Sir… … Damen Conversations Lexikon
Digby Mythographer — The anonymous Digby Mythographer was the compiler of a twelfth century Fulgentian handbook of Greek mythology, De Natura deorum ( On the Nature of the Gods ) that is conserved among the Digby Mss, collected by Sir Kenelm Digby, now in the… … Wikipedia
Digby — /dig bee/, n. Sir Kenelm, 1603 65, English writer, naval commander, and diplomat. * * * ▪ Nova Scotia, Canada town, seat of Digby county, western Nova Scotia, Canada. It is situated at the southern end of Annapolis Basin, an inlet of the… … Universalium