Camden, William

   English antiquary and educator. After study at St. Paul's school and Oxford, he became a teacher and headmaster at Westminster School. In 1597 he became a herald. His employments provided leisure for the antiquarian researches into the English past which produced Britannia (1586), an influential topographical survey of the country, and Annales (1615), a history of the reign of Elizabeth I down to 1588.

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  • CAMDEN, William — (1551 1623) William Camden was important both as an antiquarian and a historian, as exemplified, respectively, by his topographical survey Britannia and his Annales rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum regnante Elizabetha (Annals of English and Irish …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Camden, William — ▪ British historian born May 2, 1551, London, Eng. died Nov. 9, 1623, Chislehurst, Kent  English antiquary, a pioneer of historical method, and author of Britannia, the first comprehensive topographical survey of England.       Educated at Christ …   Universalium

  • Camden, William — (1551 1623)    Antiquary and historian, b. in London, and ed. at Christ s Hospital, St. Paul s School, and Oxf., was in 1575 appointed Second Master in Westminster School, and Head Master in 1593, and spent his vacations in travelling over… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Camden, William — ► (1551 1623) Historiador y arqueólogo inglés. Autor de Britannia, primer estudio topográfico serio de Inglaterra …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • CAMDEN, WILLIAM —    a learned English antiquary, the first and most famous born in London; second master, and eventually head master in Westminster School, during which time he gave proof of his antiquarian knowledge, which led to his appointment as Clarencieux… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • William Camden — (2 May 1551 ndash; 9 November 1623) was an English antiquarian and historian. He wrote the first topographical survey of the island of Great Britain and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. Early years… …   Wikipedia

  • William Camden — (* 2. Mai 1551 in London; † 9. November 1623 in Chislehurst bei London) war ein englischer Historiker und Antiquar. Camden schrieb einen topographischen Überblick über die britische Insel und die erste Darstellung der Regierungszeit El …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Camden — (2 mai 1551, Londres – 9 novembre 1623) antiquaire anglais, il fut de 1577 à 1597 maître ou directeur de l école de Westminster et devint en 1597 roi d armes de Clarence, fonct …   Wikipédia en Français

  • William Camden — (Londres, 2 de mayo de 1551 ibid, 9 de noviembre de 1623) fue un anticuario e historiador inglés. Obras Sus principales obras fueron: Britannia, una descripción topográfica de Gran Bretaña realizada con el apoyo de Abraham Ortelius, publicada en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Camden — Camden, William C. de Gran Bretaña, en Inglaterra, uno de los 32 municipios que integran el Gran Londres; 183 700 h. Ciudad del NE de E.U.A., en el estado de Nueva Jersey, frente a Filadelfia; 102 551 h …   Enciclopedia Universal

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