English antiquarian and historian
1551 - Born in London, on the 2nd of May, his father Sampson Camden, a member of The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers.
1566 - He entered Oxford.
At Christ Church, he became acquainted with Philip Sidney, who encouraged Camden's antiquarian interests.
1571 - He returned to London without a degree.
1575 - Became Usher of Westminster School.
1577 - Camden began his great work Britannia, a topographical and historical survey of all of Great Britain.
1586 - The first edition of Britannia was published.
1593-1597 - Became Headmaster of Westminster School.
1597 - Lord Burghley suggested him to write a history of Queen Elizabeth's reign.
1609 - He moved to Chislehurst.
1610 - Appeared the first English language translation, prepared by Philemon Holland.
1615 - Appeared the first part of the Annales Rerum Gestarum Angliae et Hiberniae Regnate Elizabetha.
1617 - The second part of Annales Rerum Gestarum Angliae et Hiberniae Regnate Elizabetha was completed.
1622 - He founded an endowed lectureship in History at Oxford.
- He was struck with paralysis.
1623 - Died in Chislehurst on 9th of November and was buried at Westminster Abbey.
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