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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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