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  • Elyot —   [ eljət], Sir (seit 1530) Thomas, englischer Gelehrter und Schriftsteller, * in Wiltshire um 1490, ✝ Carleton (bei Cambridge) 20. 3. 1546; Gesandter am Hof Karls V. in Spanien; die diplomatische Stellung verdankte er, Freund von Sir T. More,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot in einer Zeichnung von Hans Holbein d.J. Sir Thomas Elyot (* um 1490 in Wiltshire; † 20. März 1546 in Carleton (Cambridgeshire)) war ein humanistischer englischer Schriftsteller. .1531 erschien sein wichtigstes Werk The book… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elyot — /el ee euht, el yeuht/, n. Sir Thomas, c1490 1546, English scholar and diplomat. * * * elyot obs. form of Helot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elyot — biographical name Sir Thomas 1490? 1546 English scholar & diplomat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Elyot — /el ee euht, el yeuht/, n. Sir Thomas, c1490 1546, English scholar and diplomat. * * * …   Universalium

  • Elyot — /ˈɛliət/ (say eleeuht) noun Sir Thomas, c. 1490–1546, English scholar and diplomat; known for his treatise on education The Boke named the Governour (1531) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ELYOT, Sir Thomas — (c. 1490 1546) Ambassador, scholar, and humanist, Thomas Elyot advocated humanist edu­cation and through his writings and translations brought classical works to the literate English. The only son of Richard Elyot, Thomas Elyot learned English… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Elyot, Sir Thomas — ▪ British author born c. 1490 died March 26, 1546, Carleton, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       English author and administrator, memorable for his championship and use of English prose for subjects then customarily treated in Latin. Both as a… …   Universalium

  • Elyot, Thomas — (ca. 1490 1546)    English author and diplomat, a major figure in English cultural life during the reign of Henry VIII. Elyot was educated in law at the Inns of Court and won the patronage of Henry s principal government minister, Cardinal Thomas …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • ELYOT, SIR THOMAS —    author and ambassador, born in Wiltshire; ambassador to the court of Charles V.; celebrated as the author of The Governour, the first English work on moral philosophy, and also of the first Latin English dictionary (1490 1546) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Elyot, Sir Thomas — (1490 1546)    Diplomatist, physician, and writer, held many diplomatic appointments. He wrote The Governor (1531), a treatise on education, in which he advocated gentler treatment of schoolboys, The Castle of Health (1534), a medical work, and A …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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