Digby, Sir Kenelm
Digby, Sir Kenelm
Physicist, naval commander and diplomatist, b. at Gayhurst (Goathurst), Buckinghamshire, England, 11 July, 1603; d. in Covent Garden, Westminster, 11 June, 1665

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  • Digby, Sir Kenelm — ▪ English philosopher and diplomat born July 11, 1603, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died June 11, 1665, London       English courtier, philosopher, diplomat, and scientist of the reign of Charles I.       Digby was the son of Sir Everard Digby …   Universalium

  • Digby, Sir Kenelm — (1603 1665)    Miscellaneous writer, b. near Newport Pagnell, s. of Sir Everard D., one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators, was ed. at Oxf., travelled much, and was engaged in sea fighting. Brought up first as a Romanist, then as a Protestant, he …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • DIGBY, SIR KENELM —    a son of the preceding; was knighted by James I.; served under Charles I.; as a privateer defeated a squadron of Venetians, and fought against the Algerines; was imprisoned for a time as a Royalist; paid court afterwards to the Protector; was… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sir Kenelm Digby —     Sir Kenelm Digby     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sir Kenelm Digby     Physicist, naval commander and diplomatist, b. at Gayhurst (Goathurst), Buckinghamshire, England, 11 July, 1603; d. in Covent Garden, Westminster, 11 June, 1665. He was the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Kenelm Digby — Sir Kenelm Digby (July 11 1603 ndash; June 11 1665) was born at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, England. He was of gentry stock, but his family s adherence to Roman Catholicism coloured his career. His father, Sir Everard, was executed in 1606 for his …   Wikipedia

  • Kenelm Henry Digby —     Kenelm Henry Digby     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Kenelm Henry Digby     Miscellaneous writer, b. in Ireland, 1800; d. at Kensington, Middlesex, England, 22 March, 1880. He came of an ancient English stock branching, in Elizabeth s reign, into …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sir Everard Digby —     Sir Everard Digby     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sir Everard Digby     Born 16 May, 1578, died 30 Jan., 1606. Everard Digby, whose father bore the same Christian name, succeeded in his fourteenth year to large properties in the Counties of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Kenelm — m English: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements cēne keen, bold + helm helmet, protection. The name was popular in England during the Middle Ages, when a shadowy 9th century Mercian prince of this name was widely revered as… …   First names dictionary

  • Digby, Lady Venetia Anastasia — die Tochter Sir Edward Stanley s, eine der gefeiertsten Schönheiten England s und ihrer Zeit, durch unzählige Bildnisse, welche die Anmuth ihre Gesichtszüge verewigten, noch mehr aber durch die sonderbare Art ihres Todes bekannt. Sie war an Sir… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Digby Mythographer — The anonymous Digby Mythographer was the compiler of a twelfth century Fulgentian handbook of Greek mythology, De Natura deorum ( On the Nature of the Gods ) that is conserved among the Digby Mss, collected by Sir Kenelm Digby, now in the… …   Wikipedia

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