Camden, William

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Born: May 02, 1551 AD
Died: 1623 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Historian


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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