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Wriothesley, Henry (3rd Earl of Southampton)

Born: 1573 AD
Died: 1624 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
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English courtier, soldier, and literary patron


patron of William Shakespeare


dedicatee of Shakespeare's "Venus and Adonis" 1593 and "The Rape of Lucrece" 1594


with initials transposing to W. H., considered possible dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets 1609


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