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Cary, Henry Francis

Born: 1772 AD
Died: 1844 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Clergymen

1772 – He was born at Gibraltar on the 6th of December.

1797 – He took holy orders and became vicar of Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire.

1800 – He also became vicar of Kingsbury in Warwickshire.

1814 – His version of the whole Divina Commedia.

1824 – Cary published a translation of The Birds of Aristophanes.

1826 – He was appointed assistant-librarian in the British Museum, a post which he held for about eleven years.

         – He resigned because the appointment of keeper of the printed books, which should have been his in the ordinary course of promotion, was refused him when it fell vacant.

1844 – He died in London and was buried in Westminster Abbey on the 14th of August.