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Skelton, John

Born: 1460 AD
Died: 1529 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Poets

1460 – Born in Armathwaite, Cumberland.

1484 – He certainly studied at Cambridge, and he is probably the "one Scheklton" mentioned by William Cole as taking his M.A. degree.

1493 – Skelton received the same honour at Cambridge, and also, it is said, at Leuven.

1498 – He was successively ordained sub-deacon, deacon and priest.

1500 – He wrote for his pupil a lost Speculum principis, and Erasmus, in dedicating an ode to the prince.

1502 – He seems to have been imprisoned but no reason is known for his disgrace. (It has been said that he offended Wolsey).

1529 – Died on the 21st of June.