Elyot, Sir Thomas

(1490-1546)
   Diplomatist, physician, and writer, held many diplomatic appointments. He wrote The Governor (1531), a treatise on education, in which he advocated gentler treatment of schoolboys, The Castle of Health (1534), a medical work, and A Defence of Good Women (1545). He also in 1538 pub. the first Latin and English Dictionary, and made various translations.

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  • ELYOT, Sir Thomas — (c. 1490 1546) Ambassador, scholar, and humanist, Thomas Elyot advocated humanist edu­cation and through his writings and translations brought classical works to the literate English. The only son of Richard Elyot, Thomas Elyot learned English… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Elyot, Sir Thomas — ▪ British author born c. 1490 died March 26, 1546, Carleton, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       English author and administrator, memorable for his championship and use of English prose for subjects then customarily treated in Latin. Both as a… …   Universalium

  • ELYOT, SIR THOMAS —    author and ambassador, born in Wiltshire; ambassador to the court of Charles V.; celebrated as the author of The Governour, the first English work on moral philosophy, and also of the first Latin English dictionary (1490 1546) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Thomas Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot (c. 1490 ndash; March 26, 1546), was an English diplomat and scholar.Thomas was the child of Sir Richard Elyot s first marriage with Alice De la Mare, but neither the date nor place of his birth is accurately known. Anthony Wood… …   Wikipedia

  • Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot in einer Zeichnung von Hans Holbein d.J. Sir Thomas Elyot (* um 1490 in Wiltshire; † 20. März 1546 in Carleton (Cambridgeshire)) war ein humanistischer englischer Schriftsteller. .1531 erschien sein wichtigstes Werk The book… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot in einer Zeichnung von Hans Holbein d.J. Sir Thomas Elyot (* um 1490 in Wiltshire; † 20. März 1546 in Carleton (Cambridgeshire)) war ein humanistischer englischer Schriftsteller. .1531 erschien sein wichtigstes Werk The book… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Cooper (bishop) — Thomas Cooper (or Couper) (c. 1517 April 29, 1594), English bishop, lexicographer, and writer, was born in Oxford, where he was educated at Magdalen College.He became master of Magdalen College school, and afterwards practised as a physician in… …   Wikipedia

  • Elyot — /el ee euht, el yeuht/, n. Sir Thomas, c1490 1546, English scholar and diplomat. * * * elyot obs. form of Helot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elyot — biographical name Sir Thomas 1490? 1546 English scholar & diplomat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Elyot — /el ee euht, el yeuht/, n. Sir Thomas, c1490 1546, English scholar and diplomat. * * * …   Universalium

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